Jews of France & Antisemitism in Europe

February 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm America/Phoenix Timezone
The Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Rd
John Winchester
Jews of France & Antisemitism in Europe @ The Tucson Jewish Community Center

Jewish communities have been revived and are even thriving in some parts of Europe after the Holocaust, against all odds. However, antisemitic incidents have been on the rise since the beginning of the 21st century in Europe. Many Jews - the majority in some countries - have been personally insulted, threatened, or attacked for being Jewish. While Jewish communities are protected by European governments and laws, fringe groups that have been hostile to Jews are growing and gaining influence in mainstream society. Prof. Jikeli will provide an overview of available survey data and an analysis of European antisemitism from the radical and populist right, the anti-Zionist left, and Islamists.

Günther Jikeli (Ph.D., Technical University Berlin), historian and sociologist of modern Europe, is Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University. He is a research fellow at the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (GSRL/CNRS), Paris. In 2013 he was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Prize in Human Rights and Holocaust Studies by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and Tel Aviv University.

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