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Date: Monday 10 October 2011
Price: Free with museum admission
75 Years after the event, the Battle of Cable Street maintains its mythical status. Yet it now seems to have a life of its own, interpreted according to social class, political affiliation and cultural background. Was it a Jewish victory? A working class triumph? How was it understood by following generations? And who’s using it now?
Join Professor Tony Kushner, Dr Nadia Valman and historian David Rosenberg as they debate the place Cable Street has taken in our collective memory and its relevance today. Chaired by Professor David Feldman
Tony Kushner is director of the Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton. Nadia Valman is senior lecturer in English at Queen Mary, University of London. Together they are co-editors of Remembering Cable Street (Vallentine Mitchell, 2000) David Rosenberg is a teacher, writer and guide. His recent book Battle for the East End: Jewish responses to fascism in the 1930s is published this year by Five Leaves. Professor David Feldman is the Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University
In partnership with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London and the Wiener Library. Free with museum admission
This event is part of 1936: Radical Roots, a programme marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street and the International Brigades in Spain and commemorating the fight against fascism at home and abroad.