Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

The Newsletter on Antisemitism and Racism-1


January 2012

From Our Database

Far Right Belgian MP Attacks Roma
British MP Condemned for Remarks about Jewish Ambassador to Israel

Facebook Group Launches “Destroy Israel” Page
Jewish Student Attacked in Paris

“Crypto-Jews” the Greatest Danger to the Church, Says Mexican Bishop
storybild  Belgian Jewish Girl Assaulted by Classmates
	Vandals torched three cars on Ocean Parkway in Midwood, Brooklyn, and left behind several messages of anti-Semitism and racism. Serious Antisemitic Incident in New York
Kahanist Israeli Racist Group Calls Not to Employ Arabs

ADL Releases Survey on Antisemitism in the US


Neo-Nazis Celebrate Polish Independence Day
A woman gestures at Roma camp in Turin Roma Camp in Italy Torched
Antisemitic Manifestations in "Egyptian Spring"   

Israel – "A Monstrous Entity"




Warm congratulations to our British colleague and friend Mike Whine for being awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queen's New Year's Honour's List. Mike received this honor for his services to community cohesion, among others, through his work with the Community Security Trust. 

Disclaimer: While we publicize links to relevant books, articles, reports and conferences, we cannot assure freedom of access to those pages.

It should also be noted that the views expressed in those pages are solely those of the authors.

 Thomas Kühne, Belonging and Genocide - Hitler's Community, 1918-1945 (New Haven, 2010).
Dina Porat,  Smoke-Smelling Morning Coffee: Encounters of the Yishuv and Israeli Society with the Holocaust and Its Survivors   (Jerusalem, 2011; in Hebrew).
Dariusz Libionka & Laurence Weinbaum, Bohaterowie, hochsztaplerzy, opisywacze - Wokó Å»ydowskiego ZwiÄ…zku Wojskowego (Heroes,Swindlers, Informers: On the Jewish Military Association) (The Polish Center for Holocaust Research Association,  2012).
Eunice G. Pollack, Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present (Brighton, MA, 2011).

Ian Kershaw, The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 (NY, 2011).        




















Götz Nordbruch, "Fascism and National Socialism in Egypt- Dynamite for Social Relations," Qantara, 7 October 2011.
Paul Krugman, "Depression and Democracy," New York Times, 11 December 2011.








Book Reviews  

Mark Mazower, on The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-45, by Ian Kershaw (Woking, UK, 2011).
Memorializing the Holocaust - Janet Jacobs Richard Boffey, on Memorializing the Holocaust: Gender, Genocide and Collective Memory, by Janet Liebman Jacobs (London, 2010).
Catherine Epstein, on Das "Grossdeutsche Reich" und die Juden: Nationalsozialistische Verfolgung in den "angegliederten" Gebieten (The Persecution of Jews in the "Greater German Reich"), by Wolf Gruner, Joerg Osterloh, eds (Frankfurt/New York, 2010).
Bertram M. Gordon, on In the Shadow of Vichy – the Finaly Affair, by Joyce Block Lazarus (New York, 2008). 


cover for The Fall of a Sparrow Erich Haberer, on The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner, by Dina Porat (Stanford, 2010).
The End of the Holocaust  Alex Joffe, on The End of the Holocaust, by Alvin H. Rosenfeld (Bloomington, 2011).
Donald M. McKale, on Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World, by Jeffrey Herf (New Haven, 2009).























ECRI Report on Cyprus (Council of Europe, 31 May 2011).

Mridula Ghosh, "Diversity and Tolerance in Ukraine in the Context of EURO 2012" (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, May 2011).


Conferences & Workshops

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour - Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution, Imperial War Museum, London, 4-6 January 2012.

Being Different Without Fear": Antisemitism and Exclusion, Then and Now, Center for Human and Social Sciences-CSIC, Madrid, 7-9 March 2012.

The Future of Holocaust Testimonies No. 2 - An International Conference and Workshop, Western Galilee College, Akko, 19-21 March 2012 

Second International Graduate Students Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts, 29 March - 1 April 2012.

Nation States between Memories of World War II and Contemporary European Politics, University of Nottingham, 27-29 June 2012

Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future, San Francisco State University, 28 June – 1 July 2012

Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program, Auschwitz Jewish Center, New York, 1-24 July 2012

Theological Contemplations and Debates vis-a-vis the Holocaust in Real Time, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 9 July – 12 July 2012

Exploring the Plight and Path of Jewish Refugees, Survivors, and Displaced Persons, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, 23 July-3 August 2012

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann - Retrospect and Prospect, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 9-11 September 2012