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The persistence of antisemitism

The persistence of antisemitism

Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld

The self-reflection that was demanded of the world following the Holocaust brought about major changes in the way bigotry, prejudice, and intolerance were addressed and confronted, especially in the West. It is because of these changes and the horrific outcomes of the Holocaust that many expected antisemitism to become significantly reduced if not completely eliminated in the post-Holocaust era. Looking back at the years following the Holocaust and at the contemporary world today, one can ask whether these expectations proved to be correct.

What happened to antisemitism in the decades following the Holocaust?


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