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Newsletter on Antisemitism and Racism: October-December 2013

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 Denmark: Copenhagen Jewish Community is Dwindling Because of Antisemitism

 Hungary: A New Opera as a Response to Antisemitism

 Australia: An Assault on Jews in Bondi Beach

 Canada: Antisemitic Graffiti on Campaign Signs in Hampstead, Montreal

 The Czech Republic: Anti-Roma Party Wins 7% of the Votes in Elections to Parliament

 France: An Op-ed by the head of the CRIF in Le Monde

 Ireland: Antisemitic Posters in Limerick

 USA: ADL Survey on American Attitudes toward Jews in 2012

 Gaza Strip: Antisemitic Textbooks Published by Hamas

 Poland: Antisemitic Graffiti on Synagogue in Gdansk

 Austria: Seven Neo-Nazis were Convicted

 Ukraine: Pigs' Heads on Synagogue Construction Site in Sevastopol

 Germany: Holocaust Denying Posters in Hermelsbach (Siegen) and Bad Berleburg

 Sweden: An Attack on the Chairman of a Roma Cultural Organization

 Argentine: A Ceremony Commemorating Kristallnacht was Interrupted in Buenos Aires

 Israel: An Anti-Gay Statement by Mayor of Beit Shemesh

 Italy: A police Operation Against Stormfront Internet Organization

 Turkey: The Jews are Leaving Because of Antisemitism

 France: Racist Graffiti in Woerth, Alsace Region

 The Netherlands: An Antisemitic Song on Catholic TV RKK

 Australia: ECAJ Published Its Annual Report on Antisemitism

 Italy: Antisemitism in the Courtroom

 Arab World: The Holocaust is Completely Ignored in the Educational System

 Belgium: The KazerneDossin Holocaust Museum in Mechelen – A Favor for Israel

 Italy: Anne Frank in a Football Shirt on Stickers






Jan Grabowski, Hunt for the Jews - Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (Bloomington, 2013).  




Stephanie Shosh Rotem, Constructing Memory - Architectural Narratives of Holocaust Museums (Bern, 2013).




Die Globalisierung der Wiedergutmachung Politik, Moral, Moralpolitik, herausgegeben von José Brunner, Constantin Goschler, Norbert Frei (Göttingen, 2013).




 Rıfat N. Bali, Antisemitism and Conspiracy Theories in Turkey (Turkey, 2013). 




Ronen Steinke, Fritz Bauer oder Auschwitz vor Gericht (München, 2013).




Book Reviews 




Laura Moser on Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, by Wendy Lower (Boston, 2013). 




Mark Lilla on Hannah Arendt: Ihr Denken veränderte die Welt, edited by Martin Wiebel (Munich, 2012); Hannah Arendt, a film by Margarethe von Trotta (2013). 



David Mikics on The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism, by Daniel Goldhagen (Boston, 2013); Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, by David Nirenberg (New York, 2013).



Constantin Goschler on Reparations for Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe, by Regula Ludi (Cambridge, 2012). 





Rory Yeomans on Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe, by Emily Greble (Ithaca, 2011). 






  Magdalena Marsovszky, “Die „Täter-Opfer-Umkehr“ – der Antisemitismus der politischen Mitte” (Suedosteuropaeische Hefte, October 2013).    






  Islamophobia on the Internet: the Growth of Online Hate Targeting Muslims (Online Hate Prevention Institute, December 2013). 


  Discrimination and Hate Crime against Jews in EU Member States: Experiences and Perceptions of Antisemitism (FRA, November 2013). 


  ECRI Report on the Russian Federation (ECRI, 15 October 2013).


  Marisa Braylan, Informe sobre antisemitismo en la Argentina 2012 (CES & DAIA, November 2013).




Conferences & Workshops


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

  Nationalist Responses to Economic and Political Crises, Budapest, 12-14 June 2014. 

  The Future of the Past - Representing the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Trauma in the 21st Century, Melbourne, 6-8 July 2014. 

  Through Our Own Lens: Reflecting on the Holocaust from Generation to Generation, Yad Vashem, 7-10 July 2014. 


Kantor Center News & Events

  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 is holding 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. 

  On 13-15 October Prof Dina Porat attended a meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Nazi Crimes in Lithuania which took place in Vilnius.

  On 29-31 October the Center collaborated with the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center (TAU) in the international conference “La Présence de la Shoah et d'Israël dans la Pensée Contemporaine: Perspectives théoriques et analytiques”. For more details please click here.

  On 3-5 November an international conference, Autonomous Histories and Studies of the Holocaust, was held by the Wiener Library in cooperation with the Center. For more details please click here.

  On 27 November 2013 Sina Arnold, a Fellow of the Center, delivered a lecture at the Center on antisemitism in the American Left.

  In November Prof Dina Porat and Adrian Gruszniewski took part in the international conference organized by the Paris office of the American JDC, on The Place of European Jewry in the Global Jewish Community at Yarnton, Oxford. 

  On 12 December the Kantor Center held an event celebrating International Human Rights Day and the launching of the first two volumes of Legislating for Equality. Prof. Joseph Klafter, TAU President, Elyakim Rubinstein, Honorable Supreme Court Justice, Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez, Honorable Supreme Court Justice, and foreign ambassadors attended the event. For more details please click here. 

  On 24 December the Center, with the cooperation of Beit Hatfutsot and the NaDaV Foundation held a conference titled Israel and Jewish Peoplehood– Israel’s Place in the Contemporary Jewish Identity (in Hebrew). For more details please click here.

  On 25 December Adrian Gruszniewski participated in a discussion at the Israeli Foreign Ministry on the survey on antisemitism by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).