Spain and the Jews: Between the Glory of Empire and the Downfalls of Civil War

December 26, 2018
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On Monday, 17th of December, The S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies in Tel-Aviv University held an international conference titled "Spain and the Jews, 1933–1950". Prof. Manuela Consonni, SICSA's director, and Dr. Martina Weisz, research fellow at SICSA, took part in the conference.

Dr. Martina Weisz's presentation at the conference, "Spain and the Jews: Between the Glory of Empire and the Downfalls of Civil War", which was based on an article she wrote together with Prof. Raanan Rein, discussed the placing of Jews at the very center of Iberian Christian identity long before a Spanish national identity took shape.

The presantiation demonstrated how during the first half of the twentieth century, both anti-Jewish and philosemitic stereotypes have been manipulated in order to reach different and sometimes even antagonistic aims.