Racialized Antisemitism | Facing History & Ourselves
An issue of the antisemitic propaganda newspaper Der Stürmer (The Attacker) is posted on the sidewalk in Worms, Germany, in 1935. The headline above the case says, ""The Jews Are Our Misfortune.""

Racialized Antisemitism

Examine how racialized antisemitism has impacted Jews and Jewish communities over the past few centuries with the resources in this collection.


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English — US


  • History
  • Social Studies


  • Antisemitism


About This Collection

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.

This collection is designed to be flexible. You can use all of the resources or choose a selection best suited to your classroom. It includes:

  • 1 on-demand webinar
  • 1 unit
  • 3 lessons
  • 1 reading

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