The Trial of the Century Most People Never Heard Of:
Mendel Beilis of Kiev
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The notorious trial of Mendel Beilis in 1913 was the foundation of Bernard Malamud's award winning novel The Fixer. This is the centennial year of that historical event which shook the international world of diplomacy and foreign relations. Everyone who was anyone followed this trial. Beilis, a Ukrainian Jew living in Kiev under Czar Nicholas II, was kept in a dungeon for 2 years and stood accused of murdering a Christian boy in a blood ritual. The outcome of the trial would have far reaching implications as it called into question the treatment of Jews worldwide.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College as a music major and received a BS from Florida International University in International Relations. Her eclectic background includes: owning an antique shop in Greenwich Village, owning an entertainment agency, working for Pan-Am Airlines and lecturing for Osher Lifelong Learning. Since 1996 Delmont has been a book reviewer and lecturer in South Florida. She is currently writing a book on the subject of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and trial. She is the publisher of an in-depth, controversial website on that subject (www.lindberghkidnappinghoax.com) She is married to Parisian-born singer and agent, Daniel Delmont.
||10:00 am - 11:45 am
||Wednesday, December 4, 2013
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $25 per event
$60 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of six events
Door price member/non-member - $30