International Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 7
More than 65 years after the end of World War II, antisemitism remains an active and growing force around the world. The resurgence of antisemitism in contemporary Europe, where the Holocaust occurred, is particularly striking as are the variety of forms this hatred has taken. The Museum is hosting a panel of researchers from Germany, Hungary, and Poland to examine recent manifestations of antisemitism in Europe, the motivations behind them, and their implications.
The panel has been organized in cooperation with the April 2011 Inaugural Conference of the Institute for Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University, Bloomington.
“Antisemitism Redivivus: The Rising Ghosts of a Calamitous Inheritance in Hungary and Romania” — Szilvia Peremiczky, Director, Hungarian Jewish Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Senior Lecturer, National Rabbinical Seminary and Jewish Studies University, Budapest; and Senior Lecturer, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
“The Catholic Church, Radio Maria, and the Question of Polish Antisemitism” — Anna Sommer, Ph.D. candidate, Jewish studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
“Antisemitism among European Muslims” — Günther Jikeli, Ph.D. candidate, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and Cofounder, International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism, Berlin
Commentator—Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, and Adjunct Professor, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
This presentation at the Museum has been generously funded by the Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Fund for the Study of Antisemitism.