Festival Program

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John Button Oration: In the Face of Hatred

Tue 3 Sep, 6.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

In Antisemitism: Here and Now, Deborah Lipstadt argues that trying to defeat an irrational supposition ‘with a rational explanation is virtually impossible’. What then does one do in the face of hatred? Lipstadt proposes a way forward in a hostile and divided world.

Supported by the John Button Fund,
Melbourne School of Government, The University of Melbourne

Duration

1 hour

Session code

5581

Accessibility

Tickets

Session Artists

Deborah Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, Atlanta. She is most well known for the libel lawsuit against her by David Irving, for calling him a Holocaust denier. The trial judge found Irving to be a “neo-Nazi polemicist”. Denial, starring Rachel Weisz is based on her book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. Her most recent book is Antisemitism Here and Now.

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