Antisemitism 2.0: What is Really New about the “New” Anti-Semitism?

  • Fri, 03.05.2024
  • Sat, 04.05.2024
PIASTA, Rentzelstraße 17, conference room on the ground floor, How to find us, Accessibility information

Anti-Semitism in Germany is often seen only as part of the country’s Nazi-era history and in the context of current anti-racism debates is then classified as an archaic and “mild” form of racism. However, events such as the attack on the synagogue in Halle, hate speech at anti-vax demonstrations, and anti-Semitic slogans in the discourse on the Middle East conflict show time and again that it is not a relic of a past. Anti-Semitism continues to shape the reality of Jewish people today – partly in traditional narratives and stereotypes, and partly in modern codifications and projections onto Israel.

In our workshop, we will look at both the history of anti-Semitism and its modern manifestations in Germany. We want to investigate the continuation of traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes and find out how new the “new” anti-Semitism really is. In doing so, we will focus in particular on anti-Semitism on the Internet, anti-Semitism related to Israel, and anti-Semitic conspiracy myths. And we will examine the connections between racism and anti-Semitism as well as anti-Semitism in left-wing progressive circles.

We invite all students – with or without prior knowledge or a personal connection – to meet with us and discuss and reflect together on this complicated issue.

Learning objectives:

  • gain an overview of historical and modern manifestations of anti-Semitism
  • learn to recognize anti-Semitic narratives and “detour communication”
  • become aware of the realities of discrimination against Jewish people
  • reflect on your own positioning and actions
  • think together about ways to help spread awareness of anti-Semitism and racism

Certificate Intercultural Competence (CIC) This workshop can be recognized as Component A of the Certificate Intercultural Competence (CIC).

Block seminar – attendance is mandatory on both course dates!

Contact and information: If you have any questions, just contact our team for our program of seminars and workshops. On the PIASTA website, you will find lots of additional information about us and our program.

We look forward to your participation!

Your PIASTA Team 

Event consists of 2 Dates.

  1. Fri, 03.05.2024, 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
  2. Sat, 04.05.2024, 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

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Led by
Kristina Omelchenko, German Studies M.A.; Marina Rozaonva, B.A. Political Science
Target group
Students, Doctoral Students, UHH graduates
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Booking period
You can book this event until 4:00 p.m. on 04 May 2024.

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