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Far-right antisemitism in Europe

Expressions of Far-right antisemitism in Europe

Dr. Raphael Vago

Parallel to the seemingly mainstream voices emanating from the Far-right, there still exist classic Far-right parties, belonging to the same disturbing movements that view Hitler and Nazi Germany as a shining example. In recent years, these Far-right voices have been gaining greater strength. Let’s begin our examination of the place antisemitism and other forms of hate hold for these groups and parties by first focusing on Europe in general and on Eastern Europe in particular.

How is antisemitism mainly expressed by Far-right parties and groups in Eastern Europe?

Please see Prof. Dina Porat’s article from spring 2018 on recent trends in the Polish National Memory in the “downloads” below.


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  • Ellinas, Antonis A., “The Rise of Golden Dawn: The New Face of the Far Right in Greece,” South European Society and Politics, vol. 18, no. 4 (2013), pp. 543 – 565.

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  • Vago, Raphael, “’Anti-Semites of the Continent Unite!’ Is The East Still Different?,” in Schoeps, Julius H. and Olaf Glöckner, eds., A Road to Nowhere?: Jewish Experiences in Unifying Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 99. 207 – 220.

  • Wetzel, Juliane, “Antisemitism among Right-Wing Extremist Groups, Organizations, and Parties in Postunification Germany,” in Hermann Kurthen, Werner Bergmann and Rainer Erb, eds., Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany after Unification (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 159 – 173.

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