The Herman P. & Sophia Taubman Foundation
Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB

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Three Minutes in Poland:
Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film

Glenn Kurtz, whose grandfather had captured on 16mm color film three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland, encountered seven living survivors from this lost town, whose lives and stories intertwine in fascinating ways. Order Catalog No.: 4899

U.S. Foreign Policy & the Chaotic Middle East

Ambassador Marc Ginsberg & Ghaith al-Omari, experts in Middle East issues, bring their extensive experience in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process to bear on foreign policy. Order Catalog No.: 4891

The Nazis Next Door:
How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men

Eric Lichtblau, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, unveils the secret history of how America became home to thousands of Nazi war criminals after World War II. Order Catalog No.: 4886

21st Century Zion: America, Israel & the Challenges of a New Era

Ari Shavit, author of the New York Times bestseller, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, challenges the dogmas of both Right and Left with his unique insights into the roles of Israel and Zionism in the 21st Century. Order Catalog No.: 4873

David: The Divided Heart

Rabbi David Wolpe, whom Newsweek called "the most influential rabbi in America," takes a fresh look at biblical David and his contradictory actions and impulses. Order Catalog No.: 4870

The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler & Changed the World

Kati Marton, in her critically-acclaimed account of The Great Escape, follows nine survivors over the decades as they flee fascism and anti-Semitism, seek sanctuary in England and America, and set out to make their mark. Order Catalog No.: 4867

Nice Jewish Girls: Radicals, Activists, & Rabbis

Rabbi Laura Geller, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, California, looks at the role Jewish women played in some of the struggles that have shaped our country. Order Catalog No.: 4859

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks in Historical Perspective

Ambassador Dennis Ross & Ghaith al-Omari, veteran Middle East peace negotiators, discuss the framework of principles for the negotiations leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Order Catalog No.: 4841

The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art: The Bloch-Bauer Klimt Paintings

E. Randol Schoenberg, specializing in cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust, focuses upon five paintings by Gustav Klimt. Order Catalog No.: 4838

Taubman Foundation 2013