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The Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents “The Sassoons” Book Talk with Joseph Sassoon and Rebecca Kobrin

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The Sassoons, known as “the Rothschilds of the East,” were one of the richest families in the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Baghdadi Jewish family built a vast financial and trade empire that spanned continents, became members of British Parliament, and owned some of Britain’s leading newspapers. In his new book The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire,” Joseph Sassoon details the family’s history. At this event, Sassoon will be in conversation about his book with Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University.
The virtual event will be held Tuesday March 21 at 6:00 p.m. A $10 suggested donation enables the museum to present programs like this one. Register here.