In 1698 and 1710, Stefan Żuchowski, a priest in the town of Sandomierz, instigated two trials of Jews. Żuchowski visited Trent in 1700, two years after his first clash with Jews. This lecture will explore the trial records and other evidence gathered and self-consciously preserved by Żuchowski, searching for glimpses of the lives and practices of Polish Jews.
Magda Teter is Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of award-winning books, most recently, Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (2020) and Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism (2023). Teter's research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, HF Guggenheim Foundation, Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, the Cullman Center at the NYPL, and the NEH. She is currently President of the American Academy of Jewish Research.
The lecture will be hybrid, held in person in CEU's Vienna campus, and online via zoom.
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