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The aftermath

The aftermath

Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, Dr. Juliane Wetzel

The Holocaust had completely changed the demographic profile of the Jewish people worldwide, reducing its numbers greatly. The physical, psychological, and cultural loss was immense and is still impossible to grasp. However, the horrific outcomes of wartime antisemitism did not put an end to antisemitic rhetoric and actions taken throughout the continent.

How was antisemitism expressed in the immediate postwar years?

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