Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

Newsletter on Antisemitism and Racism

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July 2013






From Our Database

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  Charges Filed against Finnish Newspaper for Antisemitism
  French MP Incites against Gypsies
  Greek Metropolitan Posts Antisemitic Blog
  Hungarian Guard Loses Appeal against Ban in European Court of Human Rights
  Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Moldova
  Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Serbia
  Deputy PM Blames Jews for Unrest in Turkey
  German Counter-Intelligence Agency Reveals Data on Extremists in Bundeswehr
  German Newspaper Publishes Antisemitic Cartoon
  Morsi Supporters Chant Anti-Jewish Slogan
  Anti-Islamist Egyptians Accuse Al-Jazeera of Being a Jewish Channel
  Book about Holocaust in Persian Gains Popularity in Iran

Aladdin Project Launches International University for Intercultural Leadership





Corry Guttstadt, Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust (Cambridge, 2013).



Olga Gershenson, The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe (New Brunswick, 2013).

Susanna Drake, Slandering the Jew - Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013).


 Book Reviews


Sonja Wentling, on Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight against Zionism as Racism, by Gil Troy (Oxford, 2013).


Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, on The Waning of Emancipation: Jewish History, Memory, and the Rise of Fascism in Germany, France, and Hungary, by Guy Miron (Detroit, 2011).

Jonathan Judaken, on A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism, by Phyllis Goldstein (Brookline, 2012); Antisemitism: A History, edited by Albert S. Lindemann and Richard S. Levy (Oxford, 2010).

Shelley O. Baranowski, on Demonizing the Jews: Luther and the Protestant Church in Nazi Germany, by Christopher J. Probst (Bloomington, 2012).

Gershon Greenberg, on Genocide in Jewish Thought, by David Patterson (Cambridge, 2012).
 Jonathan Druker, on Holocaust Literature: A History and Guide, by David G. Roskies and Naomi Diamant (Lebanon, New England, 2012).




David Hirsh, Hostility to Israel and Antisemitism: Toward a Sociological Approach, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism , Vol 5, No 1, 2013.


Rapport sur l’Antisemitisme en Belgique Anne 2012, CRIF, July 2013.

Europa en Crisis: Tolerancia o Barbarie - Racismo, Xenofobia e Intolerancia en Internet (Europe in Crisis: Tolerance or Barbarism - Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Internet), Movimiento contra la Intolerancia, 2013.

Eva Wolf, Jurriaan Berger and Lennart de Ruig, Antisemitisme in het voortgezet onderwijs (Antisemitism in Secondary Education), Anne Frank Foundation, July 2013.

ADL Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, 22 July 2013




Milan Chersonski, Rehabilitation of the Past as a Tool in Today’s Politics, Defending History, 12 June 2013.



Conferences & Workshops

The “Blood Libel” in History, Politics, Theology and Literature on the Centenary of the Trial of Mendel Beilis, Dartmouth College, summer 2013.

Global Perspectives on the Holocaust - 11th International Holocaust Studies Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, 15-18 October 2013.

Racism, Antisemitism and Socialist Strategy, 1880 – 1917, London, 7-10 November 2013.

Kristallnacht: History, Memorialization, Lessons, Kaliningrad, 14-17 November 2013.

Collaboration in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust, Vienna, 5-7 December 2013.

Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching Genocide, Mount Royal University, Calgary, 19-21 February 2014


Kantor Center News and Events

  • On July 9, Dr. Marcela Zoufalá, coordinator of the Academic Board at the Prague Center for Jewish Studies (Charles University in Prague), visited the Kantor Center to discuss posibilities for cooperation between the two institutions. 
  • The Center held a plenary session on "Antisemitism in Recent Decades: Research, Ideology and Politics" during the 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, which took place in Jerusalem on July 29 -August 1.

  • Hold the date: On November 3-5, 2013, an international conference titled "Autonomous Histories and Studies of the Holocaust" will be held by the Wiener Library (Sourasky Central Library, Tel Aviv University), Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry (Tel Aviv University), Minerva Institute for German History (Tel Aviv University), the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research (Bar-Ilan University), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Israel). Details to come next newsletter.