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The Newsletter on Antisemitism and Racism-2

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February 2012

From Our Database

Italian Teacher Dismissed after Posting Antisemitic and Racist Messages on Facebook

Homeless People Classic Victims of Hate Violence, Says Czech Human Rights Expert

Extreme Right Frenchman Sentenced for Desecrating Muslim Graves

Israeli Parliament Introduces Bill Proscribing Use of Nazi Words and Symbols

Holocaust Memorial Desecrated in Rome


British Parliamentary Group to Raise MPs’ Antisemitism Awareness

Bomb Damages Ukraine Synagogue

Islam’s Goal Is to Kill Jews, Says Palestinian Mufti

Antisemitic Graffiti on Jewish-Owned Store in Argentina


German Authorities Criticized for Handling of Right-Wing Terrorism




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New Topical Brief on Our Site

Mohamed Omar and the Anti-Zionist Movement in Sweden, by Mathan Ravid.  



Phyllis Goldstein, A Convenient Hatred – the History of Antisemitism (Brookline,Massachusetts, 2011).

Robert S. Wistrich, Muslimischer Antisemitismus - Eine aktuelle Gefahr (Islamic Antisemitism – A Present Danger) (Berlin, 2011).


Uwe Backes and Patrick Moreau (eds), The Extreme Right in Europe - Current Trends and Perspectives (Chöttingen, 2011).


Richard Landes and Steven T. Katz (eds), The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (NY, 2011).    



Jan Surmann, "Restitution Policy and the Transformation of Holocaust Memory: the Impact of the American 'Crusade for Justice' After 1989." 

Forum on: "German Foreign Office and the Nazi Past." 

Bulletin of the GHI, No 49 (Fall 2011).





 Book Reviews

Ken Waltzer, on The End of the Holocaust, by Alvin H. Rosenfeld (Bloomington, 2011).


Robert E. Herzstein, on Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence, Challenges, Polemics and Achievements, by David Bankier and Dan Michman (eds) (Jerusalem, 2008).


Dietrich Orlow, on Beyond Totalitarianism: Stalinism and Nazism Compared, by Michael Geyer and Sheila Fitzpatrick (eds) (New York, 2009).

Thomas Kühne on The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies, by Peter Hayes, John K. Roth, (eds) (Corby, 2010).









Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region - Incidents and Responses - Annual Report for 2010, OSCE (Nov. 2011).

Aryeh Weinberg, Alone on the Quad: Understanding Jewish Student Isolation on Campus, Institute for Jewish and Community Research (Dec. 2011).


Chemi Shalev, Interview with Holocaust Historian Deborah LipstadtHaaretz (Dec. 16, 2011).


Alan Dershowitz, Why Antisemitism is Moving toward the Mainstream, Stonegate Institute (Jan. 3, 2012). 


Conferences & Workshops

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.

The Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, Northwestern University, 17-29 June 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

News and Events

  • A symposium on Israeli society and the Holocaust was held on January 9, 2012, following publication of the book Smoke-Smelling Morning Coffee: The Encounter of the Yishuv and Israeli Society with the Holocaust and Its Survivors, by Dina Porat.
  • An commemoratory event was held at Tel Aviv University, on January 17, 2012, to mark 100 years since the birth of Raoul Wallenberg and 25 years since the institution of the Raoul Wallenberg Prize in Human Rights and Holocaust Studies.
  • On January 26, Prof. Eric Cohen from Bar-Ilan University delivered a lecture on "Being Jewish in a Secular Republic - Maintaining a Jewish Indentity in Conemporary France." The event was organized by the Kantor Center and Diaspora House.