‘Denial’ Premieres October 7 in Atlanta
‘Denial,’ a film about Emory professor Deborah Lipstadt’s 1996 libel trial against Holocaust denier David Irving, opens Friday night, October 7. The film, based on Lipstadt's acclaimed 2005 memoir, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, stars Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt, Tom Wilkinson as her British barrister, and Timothy Spall as Irving. The film crew was on campus back in February, capturing scenes and using Emory students as extras.
Read more about the film, the trial, and Professor’s Lipstadt’s experiences with each here.
Emory's Holocaust Denial on Trial website gets redesign and relaunch.
We are proud to hear that TIJS affiliated faculty member Joseph Skibell's book A Blessing on the Moon hasbeen selected as one of the 100 must-read works of Jewish fiction. See here for the full list.
Congratulations to Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, on the publication of her latest book, Holocaust: An American Understanding, volume 7 of the Rutgers University Press series Keywords in Jewish Studies.
Congratulations to Miriam Udel, Associate Professor of Yiddish and Jewish Studies, on the publication of her first book, Never Better: The Modern Jewish Picaresque, just released by the University of Michigan Press.
The movie trailer has been released for "Denial," a feature film due out this Fall that recounts TIJS professor Deborah Lipstadt's internationally publicized legal battle against a British Holocaust denier.
Actor Rachel Weisz and Emory professor Deborah Lipstadt on the set of "Denial."
Photo by Liam Daniel/Bleecker Street.
Watch the March 28 discussion of "After Paris: Antisemitism, Jewish-Muslim Relations, and the Future of French Jews" with Maud Mandel (Brown University) and Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac (University of Paris VIII, Saint-Deni).
The 2016 Tenenbaum Lecture with Steven J. Zipperstein of Sanford University is available now for viewing!
Deborah Lipstadt's internationally publicized legal battle against a Holocaust denier is the subject of the new feature film "Denial." Producers Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster, director Mick Jackson, and a film crew transformed the Quad into a temporary movie set to capture exterior shots of the campus for the final scenes of the film.
Based upon Lipstadt's acclaimed 2005 memoir, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the film stars Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt, two-time Academy Award-nominee Tom Wilkinson as her British barrister, and Timothy Spall as Holocaust denier David Irving.
Lipstadt (center) poses with Professor David and Mrs. Blumenthal, who played extras in the shooting of "Denial" on the Emory campus, February 2016.
Read about the Emory film shoot and more in the Emory Report.
Related: Watch video of Professor Lipstadt testifying at the Oxford Union "in favor of the proposition that Holocaust denial should not be criminalized in the 21st century."
TIJS welcomes three new graduate students as recipients of the 2015-2016 TIJS graduate top-off fellowships!