Contemporary Antisemitism | Facing History & Ourselves
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Contemporary Antisemitism

To address the urgent need in our classrooms and communities to identify and stand up to contemporary antisemitism, we are laying the foundation for a deep historical and contemporary study of antisemitism.

Our resources help educators:

  1. Recognize and confront antisemitic bias and hate in their communities

  2. Make connections between traditional and contemporary antisemitism

  3. Examine the shifting representations of antisemitism

  4. Consider how placing blame on a single population, “the Jews,” offers simple and inaccurate solutions to complex societal problems

Along with a recent rise in hate and antisemitism is fading knowledge of the Holocaust. A 2019 survey from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that nearly half of all Americans could not name a single one of the 40,000 concentration camps or ghettos that existed in World War II, and that ignorance about the Holocaust and its legacy are more common among younger generations.

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Old Hatred, New Paradigms: Combating Antisemitism in the Twenty-First Century

This collection of resources is designed to help educators integrate the study of traditional and contemporary antisemitism into their efforts at combating prejudices and stereotypes in the classroom.

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