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Season 2010 Episode 0217

Michael Goldfarb: The Emancipation of European Jews

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Michael Goldfarb: The Emancipation of European Jews
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In his book Emancipation, award-winning former public radio reporter Michael Goldfarb writes about the liberation of the Jews from the ghettos of Western Europe during the French Revolution.Here, in discussion with journalist Antony Loewenstein, he tells the tales of many of the great thinkers who lived through this momentous period in history: Marx, Freud and Proust among them. How did the Jews, their children and grandchildren respond to this sudden liberation, and how were they received by the rest of the community? Goldfarb recounts epic stories of people who became migrants in their own countries, and reminds us of the ongoing need for a sense of belonging.moreless
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