Ruth Gavison, Israel and the Legacy of World War II

Public Lectures

The lecture will address the question whether it was WWII that in fact enabled the foundation of Israel, and the question whether it is justified that the world make the Palestinians pay for the horrors of the Holocaust. While the Holocaust ‘helped,’ the Jewish national infrastructure built in Palestine from the 1880s was a critical necessary condition for Israel’s foundation in 1948.

Ruth Gavison
Hebrew University
Faculty of Law

presented by:
Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

co-sponsored by:
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures | Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies | Centre for Ethics  | Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (Munk School of Global Affairs)  | Department of History  | Joint Initiative in German and European Studies and the German Academic Exchange Service | Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations | Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish History | Al and Malka Green Program in Yiddish Studies

Tue, Oct 16, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building