Local Expert Talks Tragedy, Anti-Semitism and a More Peaceful Future

November 7, 2018, 3:16 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – Just about a week ago, the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to killing 11 people and injuring others.

His alleged anti-Semitic attack is considered the deadliest in U.S. History.

This heinous act of violence happened exactly two weeks before the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the day Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes and businesses and killed nearly 100 Jews.

Dr. Joshua Shanes is associate director of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, and he joined us to share more about anti-Semitism around the world and some upcoming events that will help enlighten the community.

Art Is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati

– Thursday, November 8
– Arnold Hall, 96 Wentworth St.
– 7 p.m.

The Pink Triangle: The History of the Nazi Persecution of Gay Men

– Sunday, November 11
– Arnold Hall, 96 Wentworth St.
– 10 a.m.