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p. 11. What is antisemitism?locked

  • Steven Beller

Abstract

Is antisemitism a hatred of Jews that has stretched across millennia and across continents? Is it a relatively modern political movement that arose in Central Europe during the late 19th century? Or is it an irrational, psychologically pathological version of ethnocentric or religiocentric anti-Judaism that originated in old conflicts between Jews and Christians? ‘What is antisemitism?’ looks at the origins and meaning of antisemitism and considers how its ideological claims became integrated into European and Western political, but also social, intellectual, and cultural, life, and how the particular Central European context enabled it to lead into the Holocaust.

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