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Lecture to examine lessons from historical restrictions on Jewish immigration

“Closing the Gates, Building a Wall: What the History of Immigration Restriction Against Jews Can Teach Us About American Nativism” will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Oxford Presentation Auditorium of the Oxford Road Building.

The Eighth Annual Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Lecture is presented by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and is free and open to the public.

The scholarly forum features Alan M. Kraut, University Professor of History at American University, and Libby Garland, assistant professor of history at Kingsborough Community College, the City University of New York.

A reception will follow the lecture.

The program is made possible by the Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Endowment Fund and the Waxman Support Fund, which promotes scholarly research, teaching and public programming at Emory on topics related to antisemitism, the Holocaust and relations between Jews and other communities.

For more information, contact Mary Jo Duncanson, academic department administrator at The Tam Institute.

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