The analogy drawn between Israel and South Africa's apartheid regime (1948-1994) has a long and politicized history.
In this talk, Professor Shirli Gilbert will discuss the highly-charged ways in which the analogy features in contemporary South Africa, and in particular how South African Jews across the political spectrum have responded to its growing prevalence in the public sphere.
Shirli Gilbert is Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London and Academic Director of the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre. Her books include Music in the Holocaust; From Things Lost and, most recently, with Avril Alba, Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World.
This is part of the JW3 partnership series with UCL and the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre.