Reckoning with a Troubled Past
Two European museum exhibitions made good-faith efforts to bear witness to their towns’ early libels against Jews, while not always avoiding the pitfalls of historically loaded discourse.
L’invenzione del colpevole: Il “caso” di Simonino da Trento, dalla propaganda alla storia [The Invention of the Culprit: The Case of Little Simon of Trento from Propaganda to History]
an exhibition at the Tridentine Diocesan Museum, Trent, Italy, December 13, 2019–September 14, 2020
Nieobecni—Z Dziejów Społeczności Żydowskiej w Sandomierzu [The Absent: The History of the Jewish Community in Sandomierz]
an exhibition at the Regional Museum in Sandomierz, Poland, October 23, 2020–April 2, 2021
March 23, 2023 issue