Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

The Newsletter on Antisemitism and Racism-4

Past Newsletters

April 2012





From Our Database

For further information on contemporary antisemitism and racism, search our Database.

  Anti-Israel Poem Arouses Controversy
  Inflammatory Paraphernalia on Sale near Polish Football Fan Club
  Israeli Sportsman's Facebook Joke Turned into Antisemitic Blood Libel
  Bosnian Constitution Discriminatory, Say Human Rights Groups
  Mein Kampf on Sale in Switzerland
  Malmo Mayor Re-awakens Ire of Jewish Community
  Gunter Grass, Israel and the Crime of Poetry 
  New Arab Book Furthers Antisemitic Themes
  Jordanian TV Critic Slams Saudi Channel for Showing Holocaust Movies


Jonathan Sarna, When General Grant Expelled the Jews (NY, 2012)

Christopher J. Probst, Demonizing the Jews - Luther and the Protestant Church in Nazi Germany (Bloomington, IN, 2012). 


Raphael Israeli, Blood Libel and Its Derivatives - The Scourge of Antisemitism (New Jersey, 2012).


Ronald J. Berger, The Holocaust, Religion, and the Politics of Collective Memory (New Jersey, 2012).


 Book Reviews

Shlomo Shafir (in Hebrew), on Collaboration with the Nazis: Public Discourse after the Holocaust, edited by Roni Stauber (London/NY, 2011)

Samuel D. Kassow, on The United States Holocaust Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, vol. I, edited by Geoffrey P. Megargee (Bloomington, 2009)

Franklin Adler, on Fascism and the Jews: Italy and Britain, edited by Salvatore Garau and Daniel Tilles (London, 2011).

Susanne Wein, on Das Jüdische in den Wochenzeitungen Zeit, Spiegel und Stern (1946-          1989). Berichterstattung zwischen Popularisierungsbemühung, Vereinnahmung und Abwehr, by Monika Halbinger (Munich, 2010).


Alexander Nazaryan, on Chavez, Jews, and the Left, by Claudio Lominitz and Rafael Sanchez (Boston, 2012).








Kantor Center, Antisemitism Worldwide 2011, General Analysis and Statistics for the Year 2011. 

Efraim Zuroff, Lithuania 2012: Holocaust Distortion as Background for Increased Anti-Semitism, Simon Wiesenthal Center (April 2012).

Winter 2011-2012: The Ultra-Right - Protest and Party Building, edited by Alexaner Verkhovsky, SOVA Center, (May 2012).



Sanya Khetani, A Closer Look at the Changing Face of Anti-Semitism in EuropeBusiness Insider, April 3, 2012.

Steve Lipman, Righteous Gentile or Nazi SupporterThe Jewish Week, April 10, 2012.


Conferences & Workshops

The Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, Northwestern University, 17-29 June 2012.

A Post-Mortem of the Holocaust in Hungary: A Probing Interpretation of the Causes, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,Washington, 20 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, 9–12 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.

Poland and Ukraine during and after World War II in the Records of the International Tracing Service Collection, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, 6-10 August, 2012. 

Holocaust Lessons and Contemporary Russia - The Regional History of the Holocaust in the Northern Caucasus and the Fates of Jewish Intelligentsia during the Second World War, Rostov-on-Don, 12-14 August 2012.

Forced Labor, Exploitation, War Production, 18t Workshop on History and Memory of NS Concentration Camps, "Denkort Bunker Valentin," Bremen, 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.

Entangled Legacies: Enlightenment, Colonialism and the Holocaust, Goethe University Frankfurt, 28-29 September 2012.

Center and Periphery: The Perception of NS Concentration Camps, Mauthausen Memorial, 30 September-4 October, 2012.

Before the Holocaust Had Its Name: Early Confrontations of the Nazi Mass Murder of the Jews, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust-Studies, Vienna, 29 November-1 December 2012.

World War II, Nazi Crimes, and the Holocaust in the USSR, Moscow, 7-9 December 2012.

Kantor Center News and Events

  • On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, April 18, the Kantor Center and its Database on Antisemitism and Racism, held their annual press conference, at which the findings on antisemitism for 2011 were presented.
  • On Holocaust Memorial Day, April 19, the Alfred Slaner Chair for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism held its annual symposium, entitled "Antisemitism and Memory as Shapers of Jewish Identity."
  • On May 31, the Kantor Center and Diaspora House will host a lecture by Dr. Tal Dekel, entitled "'Here and There': Preserving European Identity through Art among Immigrants from the Former Soviet States."
  • On June 11, the Kantor Center will hold an event, honoring Mr. Michael Whine, who has long been active in the struggle against antisemitism in Britain, on the occasion of his receipt of the title of MBE.