Art and Propaganda with Claudia Hercman

Tuesday October 26, 2021

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Tuesday October 26, 2021
8:00 PM
via Zoom

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Zionism Victoria and the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia present Art & Propaganda, an exploration of antisemitism in art through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance with Claudia Hercman.

Can propaganda be considered a form of art? Can art be considered a form of propaganda?

When we consider antisemitism, we often consider the Nazi regime, the Holocaust, and contemporary antisemitism. In this presentation, Claudia Hercman will analyse how antisemitism has been present in art since the early Middle Ages. How this and other types of discrimination were encouraged by political and religious powers, and how these actions paved the way to persecution and genocide.

Claudia Hercman is tour guide and translator with more than 20 years of industry experience. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Hercman established her own series of virtual Jewish tours throughout 2020, helping people explore the history of Judaism in Argentina and all across the globe.



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