Daniel J. Walkowitz, Emeritus Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Professor of History at New York University, will discuss heritage tourism that has boomed in the last half century. In older industrial cities this tourism has become a civic and development project to create jobs and generate income in a service economy. Jews, often with disposable income and a traumatic past marked by the Holocaust, have become a vital component of this burgeoning heritage industry. This presentation reflects Daniel’s quest to find his grandparents’ stories.
Daniel through his books, articles and four films for public television has worked to bring America’s past to both academic and broad public audiences. He is presently writing a book on Jewish Heritage tourism, The Lost World of Jewish Socialism: A Tourist Guide.
Andes Roundtable - Hunting Tavern, Andes, NY
A group of people who meet weekly in the hamlet of Andes, New York to stimulate our minds and strengthen our friendship