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Sunday, February 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Getting Even: Boycotts in Jewish History: Against the Pope in 1556 and Against the Nazis in 1933

When Pope Paul IV was elected in 1555, he began to institute radical change in the treatment of Jews, starting in his port city of Ancona where New Christians had settled and with papal permission reverted to Judaism. In the summer of 1555, the pope’s emissary arrested new Christians who had become Jews, confiscated their property, publicly tortured them, and during the next year strangled and burned about 25 of them.  The prominent Jew Dona Gracia and local Christian merchants tried to intervene to save them with no success. To punish the pope, Sephardic Jews began a boycott of Ancona. The boycott failed with strong opposition by Jews. Similarly, in Germany in 1933 after Nazi rule began there were  spontaneous boycotts against Germany around the world, and, with a rise in violence against Jews, Jews and Christians began to organize boycotts against Germany. These boycotts also failed, also with strong opposition by Jews. We will compare the two boycotts, and perhaps look at the larger issues of boycotts in our own time.


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Howard Tzvi Adelman

Howard Tzvi Adelman is the Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Queen’s University, where he holds a cross-appointment in the Department of History.  His research and writing is about the Jews of Italy in the early modern period, especially the topics of women and family and the Venetian rabbi Leon Modena.  Howie holds degrees from Cornell, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Brandeis.  He was director of the Program in... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Upstairs Room #2 King David High School