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Trudy Gold
Crusades and the Jews

Thursday 18.04.2024


When Pope Urban II called for a holy war to recapture Jerusalem from the Muslims, he unleashed a torrent of religious fanaticism. This, combined with a need for money, rendered the Jewish people extremely vulnerable and presented them as the perfect scapegoat.

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.