Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

Newsletter on Antisemitism and Racism: August-September 2013

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  Porrajmos Commemorated in EU
  Ban on French Facebook Page That calls to Eliminate Gypsies
  Berkeley: Jewish Students' Complaints Dismissed
  Denouncing the Attitude of the Arab and Muslim World's to Israel
  Call to Dismiss Soldiers Who Made Antisemitic "Quenelle"

Marine Le Pen Expels Francois Chatelain from FN for Xenophobic and Antisemitic Incitement


Attack on Pupils of Ner haThora School


Goebbels' Book Published in Russian


Antisemitic Caricature in German Daily


Controversial Dutch Politician Geert Wilders Fails to Unify European Extreme Right Ahead of Elections to EU Parliament


Philosopher Zygmunt Bauman Rejects Honorary Doctorate from Wroclaw University Due to Antisemitic Attacks


Neo-Nazi Graffiti in Madrid


Holocaust Memorial Vandalized in Guernsey (UK). Two Teens Arrested


Antisemitic Remarks by MP Manrique Oviedo in Costa Rica


Waters Accused of Using Antisemitic Stereotypes During German Performances


Conflicting Interpretations of Rouhani's Statement on the Holocaust


Thousands Protest Stabbing of Anti-Racist Singer Pavlos Fyssas in Athens


First Arab to receive Recognition as "Righteous Among the Nations"


Venezuelan President asked to Publicly Intervene in Order to Halt Surge of Antisemitic Articles



Daniel Goldhagen, The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism (Boston, 2013).

Rıfat Bali, The Silent Minority in Turkey: Turkish Jews (Turkey, 2013).

Adam Brown, Judging "Privileged" Jews - Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the "Grey Zone" (New York, 2013).













Book Reviews 

Dina Porat on Kets HaShoah (in Hebrew, The End of the Holocaust), by Alvin Rosenfeld (Jerusalem, 2013).
Raphael Magarik on Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, by David Nirenberg (New York, 2013).

Kenneth Marcus on Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, edited by Alvin H. Rosenfeld (Bloomington, 2013).



Walter Laqueur, "Hitler’s Jews: Max Von Oppenheim and the Myth of German Jewish Guilt - New Biographies Shed Light on the Cohort of Germans of Jewish Descent Who Historians have Portrayed as having Served the Nazis" (Tabletmag, 21 August 2013).

Anika Walke, "Memories of an Unfulfilled Promise: Internationalism and Patriotism in Post-Soviet Oral Histories of Jewish Survivors of the Nazi Genocide" (Oral History Review, 10 August 2013).



Karl Pfeifer, "Null-Toleranz gegenüber Antisemitismus in Ungarn?" (DAVID - Jüdische Kulturzeitschrift, September 2013).

Isi Leibler, "Anti-Semitism in Belgium Reaches New Heights" (The Jerusalem Post, 24 September 2013).




An Interview with Stephen H. Norwood on his recent book Antisemitism and the American Far Left (Cambridge, 2013).


Conferences & Workshops

Racism, Antisemitism and Socialist Strategy, 1880 – 1917, London, 7-10 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 3-5 November 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). For more details please click here.
  • The Wiener Library with the collaboration of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and by the Minerva Center for German History will hold a series of lectures on The First World War and Its Impact - On the 100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Great War. For more details please click here.