Zoe Strimpel, British Historian
Rhodes Must Stand: a lightly Jewish perspective on
why we must learn to live with the past, not destroy it

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Lecture featuring Zoe Strimpel, British Historian and flagship columnist for the Sunday Telegraph Moderated by Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society in New York Since the Black Lives Matter movement gained new urgency following the police murder of George Floyd, much material - not just statues and monuments to the past but culture more broadly – has been flagged as racist and therefore undeserving of a continued place in the public sphere. Recently, Dickens has attracted the condemnation of anti-racists. But nobody has ever, or is likely to, pore over the anti-Semitic connotations or history of art or industry. Jews have learned to live with the prominence of Wagner; of authors from Trollope to Kingsley Amis, with statues to [...]