Author of “Jews Don’t Count” features in upcomingRichard Rappaport Family Lecture Series
October 11, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — Award-winning British author and comedian David Baddiel will address the character and dangers of rising antisemitism at The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) in the latest installment in the Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Baddiel began his career as writer and star of BBC2 shows The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces, going on to co-create the hugely successful Fantasy Football League and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned while featuring on panel shows including Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and QI.
His 2021 bestselling book “Jews Don’t Count” explores the exclusion of Jews from social justice movements, including how many view antisemitism as separate from other forms of bigotry.
Baddiel will highlight how antisemitism does not fit into traditional narratives and perceptions of racism. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session following the presentation.
“Mr. Baddiel brings a vital perspective to discussions of antisemitism,” said The FHM Chairman Mike Igel. “Irreverence and satire have characterized Jewish humor for centuries, and his incisive commentary is vital in the face of rapidly increasing hate.”
The event will take place on the third anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, which occurred in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. After that tragedy, Richard Rappaport and his family committed to underwriting a ten-year lecture series at The FHM to examine antisemitism.
This lecture event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, RSVP’s are required.https://www.thefhm.org/event/the-richard-rappaport-family-antisemitism-lecture-series/.
Event LocationThe Florida Holocaust Museum55 Fifth Street SouthSt. Petersburg, FL 33701Phone: (727) 820-0100www.TheFHM.org
About the SpeakerBaddiel is an award-winning author and has written seven children’s books which have now sold over one million copies, alongside four critically-acclaimed novels. In 2021 he released his bestselling new book Jews Don’t Count which explores how antisemitism does not fit into traditional narratives and perceptions of racism.
About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust Museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org