Voices on Antisemitism features a broad range of perspectives about antisemitism and hatred. This podcast featured dozens of guests over its ten-year run.
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November 3, 2016
Katharina von Schnurbein is the European Commission’s Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism. Von Schnurbein works with EU Member States, the European Parliament, civil society organizations, and academia to strengthen policy responses to antisemitism, as well as to hate crimes and discrimination more broadly.
March 3, 2016
Norman Eisen became known as the “ethics czar” through his work as Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform under President Obama. In 2011, Eisen was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic. And today he tells the story of the Ambassador’s residence in Prague, which echoes both Eisen’s personal family history and the arc of twentieth-century history.
July 2, 2015
Floriane Hohenberg worked for many years for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on human rights and diversity issues and especially on antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia. Today, she helps governments to collect data and statistics on antisemitism and to develop teaching materials to confront it.
December 5, 2013
In May 2012, the Golden Dawn party received nearly 7% of the popular vote in Greece and gained a toehold in the Parliament. Leveraging fears about the country's ongoing economic crisis and unemployment, Golden Dawn used anti-immigrant and anti-minority rhetoric to gain votes. As a representative of the Greek delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Paul Hagouel is concerned about the rise of rightist parties in governments across Europe.
June 7, 2012
In his book, Fariborz Mokhtari brings to light the story of Abdol Hossein Sardari, sometimes called "the Iranian Schindler" for his efforts to save Jews during World War II. Mokhtari hopes to encourage new conversations about the Holocaust and about Iran.
June 2, 2011
The history of Jews in the United States, as well as her own life experiences, have demonstrated for Hannah Rosenthal that coalition building is critical to affecting change around the world.
May 5, 2011
As a young man, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was drafted into the Army, where in basic training he encountered antisemitism for the first time. Many years later, that encounter continues to resonate.
January 14, 2010
As Chief of Police in Washington DC, Charles Ramsey developed a training program for law enforcement officers in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Anti-Defamation League. Now in its eleventh year, the program examines the history of the Holocaust in order to help officers reflect on their personal and professional responsibilities.
September 10, 2009
Although there is not a single Jewish person living in the area British Member of Parliament John Mann represents, he believes it absolutely proper that he serves as chair of the British Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism.
August 13, 2009
As Germany's Justice Minister, Brigitte Zypries is responsible for upholding justice, rights, and democracy in her country. Zypries explains why her government passed a law making Holocaust denial a criminal offense and why that law is important.