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Deborah Lipstadt to speak at Rutgers Hillel on anti-Semitism
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Deborah Lipstadt to speak at Rutgers Hillel on anti-Semitism

Deborah Lipstadt Photo by Osnat Perelshtein
Deborah Lipstadt Photo by Osnat Perelshtein

DEBORAH LIPSTADT will discuss her new book “Antisemitism Here and Now” (Penguin Random House) at Rutgers University Hillel on Sunday, March 31 at 5 p.m. She will present a penetrating look at the rise in the past 10 years of anti-Semitism at home and abroad and how we can, and must, address it.

Lipstadt, the Dorot professor of Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, has published and taught about the Holocaust for close to 40 years. The author of six books and numerous articles, she is most widely known for the libel lawsuit brought against her in 1996 by a Holocaust denier.

The 10-week trial which Lipstadt won was the subject of her award-winning book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier” (Harper Perennial), which became the basis for the film “Denial,” starring Rachel Weisz.

“Rutgers is an incredibly diverse place, and we need to work hard to protect our culture of respect and inclusion. Anti-Semitism, discrimination, and racism have no place here,” said Jenny Mandelbaum, professor of communication and co-chair of Rutgers J-FAS (Jewish Faculty, Administration, and Staff group).

Added Rebecca Cypess, associate professor of music and co-chair of J-FAS, “We are proud that the university is leading the way in highlighting this timely and critical issue.”

Doors open at 4:15 p.m.; a book signing will follow her talk. The program is sponsored by Rutgers J-FAS with support from Rutgers University through the President’s Initiative on Diversity and Inclusion, Rutgers Hillel, the Hann Foundation, Harriet and George Blank, and the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit jewishheartnj.org/lipstadt.

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