Winston Churchill and the Jews - Zionism, Holocaust and the Lessons of the 20th Century
A Talk by Lee Pollock (Trustee & Advisor to the Board, The International Churchill Society)
On Friday, July 20, 2018 after Shabbat Service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Winston Churchill is an icon of the 20th century. From his first election to Parliament in 1900 to his retirement as Prime Minister in 1955, he towered over the world stage, influencing almost every significant issue of his time.
The arc of Churchill’s career intersects with the most significant events in the history of the Jewish people: Zionism and the Balfour Declaration, the rise of Hitler and the catastrophe of the Holocaust, followed by the creation of the State of Israel and the lasting divisions that affect the Middle East today
Join Lee Pollock as he explores how Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people helped to define his remarkable life and career and how his decisions impacted their fate.
Lee Pollock is a Trustee and Advisor to the Board of The International Churchill Society (www.winstonchurchill.org) and previously served as its Executive Director. The Society is the leading international organization dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill and publishes the award-winning Journal of Winston Churchill, Finest Hour. Mr. Pollock holds a B.A. from McGill University and a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago.