Post-Holocaust and Anti-Semitism

The Post-Holocaust and Anti-Semitism publication, initiated and directed by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, includes conferences, seminars, research, lectures, interviews, and essays in English and French, focusing on anti-Semitism after the Holocaust and up to the present day – its origins and lessons, manifestations and mutations. This program has proven only too prescient with the return of anti-Semitism as a major issue of public concern.

Its monthly publication, Post-Holocaust and Anti-Semitism, addresses issues concerning past and present acts of persecution against world Jewry as well as post-war issues relating to the Holocaust. Specific subjects include anti-Semitism in specific countries, anti-Israel boycotts, Muslim and Christian anti-Semitism, and the negative portrayal of Israel in the media. Other subjects include manipulation of Holocaust history, Holocaust education, and restitution issues. Many of the world’s leading experts in these fields have been published in the series.

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The Abuse of Holocaust Memory in 2011-2012

The Holocaust has become a symbol of absolute evil in Western society.  Read More »

Looking Back on the Demjanjuk Trial in Munich*

In Munich, the seventeen-month trial of ninety-year-old Ivan (John) Demjanjuk, which may have been one of the last trials dealing with Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, ended with Demjanjuk’s conviction in May 2011. This trial was a novelty, marking one of the first times in German legal history that a non-German national had to stand trial for the murder, during the Third Reich, of non-German nationals that took place outside of Germany proper.   Read More »

A Special Case? Direct Swiss Democracy, the European Debate on Islam, and the Diminishing Political Stature of Swiss Jewry

No. 115, 1 February 2012/ 7 Shevat, 5772 For some time now Switzerland has been at the forefront of the European debate on Islam, Islamism, and Islamization. The country is thereby abandoning its traditional approach of safeguarding its neutrality, staying […]  Read More »

“Remembering to Remember,” “Remembering to Benefit,” “Remembering to Forget”: The Variety of Memories of Jews and the Holocaust in Postcommunist Poland

Poland presents the most advanced case of the transformation of the memory of Jews and the Holocaust in all of postcommunist Europe. For that reason, it can serve as a paradigm in comparative studies of the scope, dynamics, complexities, and challenges of this memory transformation.   Read More »

Major UK Churches Adopt Christian Aid’s Anti-Israel BDS Agenda

A survey of several major churches in the UK reveals that Christian Aid, an aid organization of the World Council of Churches (WCC) that propagates far-left anti-Israel views and supports groups that promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) agenda, determines the actual Middle East policy line for these UK churches  Read More »

Belgium’s Attitudes toward Israel and the Jews

In Wallonia the Socialists are the leading party and often take hostile positions toward Israel. Israel’s friends there are mainly among the Liberals, even if some of their leaders are also anti-Israeli. The major Walloon media also frequently display very problematic attitudes toward Israel.  Read More »

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism in Western Schools

No. 112, 1 November 2011/ 4 Heshvan 5772 Anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in schools or places related to them are significant problems in a number of Western countries. A third related topic concerns Holocaust education in a variety of European schools. When […]  Read More »

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism in Dutch Schools

Anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in schools or places related to them constitute a significant problem in a number of Western countries. In the coming years, this issue will have to be addressed internationally in much more detail. The major question is how much anti-Semitism do Jewish children encounter in schools? Other important issues are the nature of school curricula, the attitudes of the teachers, the presentation of the Holocaust in schools, security in and around Jewish schools, attacks on Jewish students outside of schools, and so on.  Read More »

Broadcasting a Lethal Narrative:
The World Council of Churches and Israel

The World Council of Churches, an umbrella organization for 349 Protestant and Orthodox churches founded in 1948, has expressed concern for the safety and wellbeing of the Jewish people but has largely been hostile to their state, particularly during times of conflict. At these times, WCC institutions demonize Israel, use a double standard to assess its actions, and in some instances delegitimize the Jewish state. They have also persistently denied the intent of Israel’s adversaries to deprive the Jewish people of their right to a sovereign state.  Read More »

Terrorist Incidents against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968-2010

The phenomenon of terrorism against Jewish communities and Israeli targets abroad represents the most violent aspect of contemporary anti-Semitism, and the greatest physical danger to Diaspora Jewish communities.  Read More »

Continuing to Distort the Holocaust: 2009-2011

In recent decades, the Holocaust has become the major contemporary symbol of absolute evil. As such, it has acquired a central place in the collective memory of Western societies. This development has been accompanied by an ongoing intentional distortion of its meaning.
Manfred Gerstenfeld  Read More »

The British Trade Union Movement, Israel, and Boycotts

Over the past thirty years the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and member unions have regularly adopted resolutions containing anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian rhetoric. A whole generation of British left-wing trade union activists has been raised on a diet of conference motions whose only mention of Israel is in connection with its brutality and oppression of the Palestinian people.  Read More »

International Framework Documents on Combating Anti-Semitism: Berlin Declaration, FRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

Ottawa and London Interparliamentarian Statements, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Speech at Ottawa Conference   Read More »

Anti-Semitism in Hungary

Anti-Semitism reemerged in Hungary after the transition to democracy in 1989. There is, however, a notable difference between its earlier manifestations in the 1990s and recent developments. Traditional anti-Semitism has resurfaced and received an institutional framework, while verbal and physical aggression against Jews and Roma has intensified.  Read More »

The Controversy on the Lost Jewish Accounts in Swiss Banks and Its Aftermath

The affair of the dormant, or lost, Jewish accounts in Swiss banks is still seen today by a large part of the Swiss population not as an attempt to achieve historic justice, but as an outright attack not only on Swiss banking but on Swiss identity and on Switzerland as a whole. The notion of "Jewish blackmail" is still rampant.   Read More »

The Gaza Flotilla: Facts and Official Reactions

The Gaza flotilla was a well-thought-out provocation against Israel. The flotilla was falsely presented as an enterprise of humanitarian aid to a needy population. If that were indeed the case the organizers would have accepted Israel’s offer to dock the flotilla at the port of Ashdod.  Read More »

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