20 June, 6:30pm, German Historical Insitute London

Prof Tony Kushner (University of Southampton)

‘Jews and Muslims in Contemporary Britain: Getting Beyond Mutual Predjudice?’

The European Leo Baeck Lecture Series is organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

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This lecture will explore the relative position of Jews and Muslims in British society. Is Islamophobia, for example, the ‘new antisemitism’? Have Muslims replaced Jews as a marginal minority? And how do Jews and Muslims view one-another? By exploring politics, the media and the responses of ordinary people, the lecture will analyze a growing and important issue: how, in multi-cultural and multi-religiousBritain, do large ethno-religious minorities get on?

Tony Kushner is Professor of History and Director of the Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at theUniversityofSouthampton.

He has written widely on British Jewish history, the Holocaust, refugee history, history and memory, and the history of anti-Semitism and racism. His most recent book is The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys, 1685 to the Present (Manchester University Press, 2012).

Lectures will be held at the German Historical Institute London,17 Bloomsbury Square,LondonWC1A 2NJand begin at 6.30pm.

 Admission is free but places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute,London(email info@leobaeck.co.uk or phone 020 7882 5690).

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