The Vidal Sassoon International Center
for the Study of Antisemitism 
International Conference

The Dynamics of Antisemitism in the Second Half of the 20th Century

13-16 June 1999
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus

The conference theme was deliberated in an interdisciplinary context, within the historical framework leading from the end of World War II to the present. Although national and regional factors were taken into account, it was the conference’s aim to generate debate on concepts and methodology: to lay a pattern rather than present surveys on the development of antisemitism in various countries.

Can antisemitism be measured? Can antisemitism be fought? These two issues were addressed in connection with developments in Western Europe and the United States, along with the possible link between antisemitism and racism against other groups. Antisemitism in Eastern Europe can be examined in the context of Communism and post-Communism and their historical roots.

The study of Jewish and Israeli perceptions of antisemitism touches on the objective role of the Jewish State. The denial of the Holocaust in all its forms in mitigating or fanning antisemitism will also retain our attention. The role of religious antisemitism during this period will also be considered. In this framework trends in the research of antisemitism will be evaluated.

List of Papers

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