Anti-Semitism Today – Lecture/lezing Studium Generale
Michel Wieviorka, director Centre d'Analyses et d'Interventions Sociologique (CADIS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; administrator Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris
Maandag 2 februari, 20h00
Aula Minderbroedersberg 4-6
Anti-Semitism, as a variety of racism, developed during the second half of the 19th century. The Jews were treated as a race, and accused not only of old sins, but also of threatening the social order and the nation.
After the second world war, when anti-Semitism became a crime, important changes occurred, due to the understanding of the Shoah and the birth of Israel.
Nowadays, anti-Semitism is not as strong as in the past, if one considers nationalism and the extreme right. But the phenomenon is developing in some new or renewed sectors - among migrants, for instance, or in some leftist circles.