Writer David Kertzer on this edition of Fresh Air. Kertzer is the author of The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism. In the book, he focuses on the time period from Napolean to Hitler, and how 'traditional' Catholic forms of dealing with Jews became transformed into modern anti-Semitism. Kertzer is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Studies and a professor of anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University. He's also the author of The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara about a six-year old Jewish boy in Italy who in 1858 was taken from his family, secretly baptized, and sent to live in a Catholic household. (Broadcast Date: July 17, 2002)
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