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Trudy Gold
The USA and the Rise of Nazism

Thursday 11.01.2024


The Great Depression and consequent unemployment led to a rise in antisemitism in The United States. Fuelled by events in Germany, America produced its own homegrown Nazis. Jews, again, became the scapegoats of various organisations and powerful individuals such as Joseph Kennedy and Father Charles Coughlin, the radio demagogue, who by 1934 had a listening public of tens of millions.

Trudy Gold

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Trudy Gold was the CEO of the London Jewish Cultural Centre and a founding member of the British delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Throughout her career she taught modern Jewish history at schools, universities, and to adult groups and ran seminars on Holocaust education in the UK, Eastern Europe, and China. She also led Jewish educational tours all over the world. Trudy was the educational director of the student resources “Understanding the Holocaust” and “Holocaust Explained” and the author of The Timechart History of Jewish Civilization.