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The Museum of Tolerance New York and Centro Primo Levi present
From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933-1965
An Evening with Author John Connelly
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00pm
From Enemy to Brother illuminates the baffling silence of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust, showing how the ancient teaching of deicide—according to which the Jews were condemned to suffer until they turned to Christ—constituted the Church’s only language to talk about the Jews. As he explores the process of theological change, John Connelly moves from the speechless Vatican to those Catholics who endeavored to find a new language to speak to the Jews on the eve of, and in the shadow of, the Holocaust.
John Connelly is an American historian and an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests include modern East and Central European history, comparative education, and the history of nationalism. His 2000 book Captive University was the winner of the 2001 George Louis Beer Prize, American Historical Association.
Presentation followed by Q&A with the author.
General Admission: $10
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