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Trudy Gold
Representations of Jews in the Films of the ‘60s

Tuesday 5.03.2024


The film industry faced a downturn in the early 1960s due to the growing popularity of television. This shift made room for a new generation of creative and innovative filmmakers to gain recognition. Previously taboo Jewish narratives achieved prominence with films including “Judgment at Nuremberg,” “The Pawnbroker,” “Ship of Fools,” “Exodus,” “Cast a Giant Shadow” and “The Fixer.” This talk will also explore notable musicals such as “Funny Girl” which introduced the overtly Jewish Barbra Streisand and Mel Brooks’ provocative film “The Producers.”

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.