Trudy Gold

Trudy Gold is director of Holocaust Studies at JW3 and former chief executive of the LJCC. She has worked in Holocaust Education in Britain, Eastern Europe and China. She is the author of a timeline of Jewish History, and editor in chief of Understanding the Holocaust.

Jewish Mothers on Screen
The Jewish mother has been depicted as myth, matriarch and even monstrous. As one trawls through Hollywood, British films and even BT commercials what emerges is an extraordinary stereotype – overprotective, demanding, feeding, generally sexless, over emotional, materialistic and aspirational for her husband and children. This presentation featured archetypal Jewish mothers from the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, in the twenties to more recent films such as Suzie Gold via Exodus, Over Brook...
Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred
Judeophobia, the great hatred. Is it a psychic aberration, a 2,000 year-old disease? Loathing of Jews has been a feature of Christendom since the first accusation of deicide and this, combined with enforced employment patterns – usury and trade – made the Jews the pariahs of Europe, a situation the Enlightenment did nothing to change. Chameleon-like, the hatred became racial rather than religious. Today there is an addition to the old prejudices – aversion to Israel. As the world falls ...
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History
Steven Zipperstein retells the shattering story of the Kishinev riot of 1903 in late-Tsarist Russia. It dominated the headlines in the western press for weeks, intruded on Russian-American relations and inspired endeavours as widely contradictory as the Hagannah, the precursor to the Israeli army, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, and the first version of ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’ How did this incident come to define so much, and for so ...