Exploring Historical and Contemporary Jewish Paris
with Gary Lee Kraut
• in English •
With over 500,000 Jews, France has the world's third largest Jewish population after Israel and the United States.
More than half of them live in Paris and the surrounding region.
In this illustrated lecture, Gary Kraut presents the Jewish history of France, along with some glimpses of contemporary life as a traveler might encounter it through various sights in Paris. The goal is to both inform the audience of Jewish history and to show how they can glimpse it during their own travels.
He will present 25 sights, individuals and neighborhoods that reveal, each in its/his/her own way various aspects of the history of France and its relation with Jews.
Gary Lee Kraut is an American and French dual citizen specialized in travel, culture and touring in France. Originally from Trenton NJ, he is the author of five travel guides to France and Paris as well as numerous articles, essays, short stories and op-ed pieces concerning travel, culture, cross-culture and life abroad.
Wine and a selection of cheeses will be served.