Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher: American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Eric A. Goldman; Steven Bayme
Research Area: Culture and religion; Media, telecommunications, and information
Keywords: Jewish identification; Social Patterns; Film; Culture
Coverage: United States
The author examines the evolving history of how Jews are portrayed in American cinema, in order to address the question of how the general American culture has seen Jews over time. He explores the portrayal of Jews vis-a-vis assimilation, intermarriage, heroism, villainy, introspection, self-hatred, America, Israel, the Holocaust, nostalgia and other topics.