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The Tribe Versus the City-State: An Architectural Conundrum for the Jewish Project (The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie)

Over many millennia, Jews have struggled with tribalism. Although the city-state settlement pattern has replaced tribalism in modern Europe, it also exacerbated the anti-Semitism that culminated in the Holocaust. In this Chicago Architecture Foundation talk, Stanley Tigerman challenges the conventional idea that the city-state is preferable to tribalism. To do so, he addresses the architectural manifestations of these different ways of aggregating populations, using the Illinois Holocaust Museum as one example.

 

Recorded Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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