Racialized Antisemitism

In 1942 when the Nazis introduced plans for the “Final Solution”—the attempted, systematic, mass murder of the Jewish people of Europe—their hateful ideology drew from four centuries of racialized attitudes about Jews. Unlike religious-based anti-Judaism, where a Jew could convert out of Judaism and be safely accepted into another religion, racialized antisemitism meant that being a Jew was permanent. Judaism was now believed to be part of a Jews’ genetics and blood and would inherit perceived traits of “The Jew,” permanently setting them apart.

Help students explore how this form of racialized antisemitism has impacted Jews and Jewish communities over the past few centuries.

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