Soon after the founding of the Center, the bibliography on antisemitism became one of its major ongoing research projects. The purpose was to create a reference bibliography for the student of antisemitism, to aid in research of the subject. Today, after more than ten years of listing and annotating works on antisemitism, the bibliog- raphy can truly be called an essential scholars, guide. Its excellent and detailed subject and author indexes and table of contents allow access from many angles.
The Felix Posen Bibliographic Project on Antisemitism comprises an online database accessible through Israel's university library network (ALEPH) and printed volumes. The bibliography includes works published throughout the world about antisemiitism books, dissertations, master's theses, and articles from periodicals and collections. It does not include newspaper articles, reviews, and works of fiction, nor does it cover antisemitic publications.
The project has two parts: the ongoing annotated bibliography (1984 to the present), and the retrospective bibliography listing books and articles published prior to 1984 (presently includes works published from 1974Ä1983). The long-term goal is to compile a comprehensive listing of all works written about antisemitism throughout history. For the purpose of this bibliography, antisemitism is defined as antagonism toward Jews and Judaism as expressed in writings (e.g., the New Testament, polemical works, literature), in the visual arts (e.g., art, caricatures, films), and in actions (e.g., massacres and pogroms, discriminatory legislation, the Holocaust). Since 1988, the project lists all works dealing with the Holocaust period (1933Ä 1945), i.e., on the Jewish experience (memoirs, memorial books, etc.), as well as on antisemitic ideology, policy, and attitudes in light of the fact that there is no other comprehensive current bibliography on this subject.
The references are divided into three sections:
The listings are compiled mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. The works listed come from a diverse range of disciplines history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, litera- ture, art. In addition, there is a database on "The `Jewish Question, in German-Speaking Countries, 1848Ä1914" of approximately 4,500 references, searchable as indicated below. This database is currently being expanded to cover events up to 1933.
Specialized bibliographies have also been prepared for conferences and educational purposes. One such, Demonization of the Jew and the Jew as "Other": A Selected Bibliography, was published by SICSA for its international conference The "Other" as Threat: Demonization and Antisemitism, which took place in Jerusalem in June 1995.
The above databases are accessible in Israel through Israel's university
library network (ALEPH), and can be reached from all over the world via
Telnet and Internet. To gain access to the Bibliography on Antisemitism
databases from abroad,
The username is SICSA. No password is required. Instructions for searching
are on the screen. The online bibliography can also be reached via the
Center's home page on the internet:
Susan Sarah Cohen, ed., Antisemitism: An Annotated Bibliography, Vol. I (1984-85). New York: Garland, 1987. xxix +392 pp. ISBN 0-8240-8532-9
-------------------------------------Antisemitism: An Annotated Bibliography, Vol. II (1986-87). New York: Garland, 1991. xxxiv + 559 pp. ISBN 0-8240-5846-1
-------------------------------------Antisemitism: An Annotated Bibliography, Vol. III (1987-88). New York: Garland, 1994. xxxiv + 544 pp. ISBN 0-8153-1282-2 1994 *
*Best Bibliography Award, Research and Special Libraries Division, Association of Jewish Libraries
Rena R. Auerbach, ed., The "Jewish Question" in German-Speaking Countries, 1849-1914. New York: Garland, 1994. xxv + 385 pp. ISBN 0-8153-0812-4 **
**Outstanding Academic Book, 1995, CHOICE Reviews of Academic Books
Demonization of the Jew and the Jew as "Other": A Selected Bibliography. Jerusalem: SICSA, 1995. 41 pp.
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