Stereotypes of Jews in 20th Century Cinema

Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, Brown University

Using still images, Omer Bartov focuses on varying ways Jews have been represented in anti-Semitic films, as victims in Holocaust films, as heroes, especially in Hollywood films on the establishment of Israel, and as anti-heroes, mainly in Israeli films that make the “Jew” Nazi-like and the Arabs as Jew-like victims.

Location: Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center

Date: August 31, 2004, 7:30 pm

This lecture is made possible by the generous Krouse Family Visiting Scholars Fund in Judaism and Western Culture and MillerComm.