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Racism and Racial Antisemitism

Racism and Racial Antisemitism

Dr. David Silberklang, Prof. Anita Shapira

The 19th century brought with it significant advancements in science and research. These were also accompanied by the emergence of new pseudo-scientific fields such as Scientific Racism, Eugenics, and Social Darwinism, which would all have a major effect on the development of new forms of hate, including antisemitism.

How were Jews perceived by racial antisemites? How is this perception different from the way they were perceived in the “traditional” form of antisemitism discussed when dealing with the Middle Ages?


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