Modern-day Antisemitism

White supremacist singing duo, Prussian Blue (comprised of teenage twins, Lynx and Lamb Gaede). The girls have publically stated that they admire Hitler and that the death toll of the Holocaust was exaggerated.

White supremacist singing duo, Prussian Blue (comprised of teenage twins, Lynx and Lamb Gaede). The
girls publicly stated that they admired Hitler and that the death toll of the Holocaust was exaggerated.

The aftermath of the Holocaust led to a decrease in overt antisemitism throughout much of the Western world. In many European countries such as Germany, Austria, Russia, Poland, France, and the Czech Republic, it is illegal to use Nazi imagery or form political parties that are based on Nazi ideology. It is also against the law in many Western countries to deny the Holocaust. Despite these strong measures, antisemitism remains a global phenomenon. Post-Holocaust antisemitism as an organized political ideology can be roughly classified into the following groups:

Screen shot from a Palestinian children's show entitled, Tomorrow's Pioneers, in which a costumed character named Assud describes how he will kill Jews.

Screen shot from a Palestinian children's show entitled,Tomorrow's Pioneers, in which a costumed character named Assud describes how he will kill Jews.

German Neo-Nazis marching against capitalism. They do not sport swastikas or other overt Nazi symbols, because such images are banned in Germany.

German Neo-Nazis marching against capitalism. They do not sport swastikas or other overt Nazi symbols, because such images are banned in Germany.

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Photograph of David Hoggan (1923-1988), whose book, The Myth of the Six Million, started the Holocaust denial phenomenon.

Photograph of David Hoggan (1923-1988), whose book, The Myth of the Six Million, started the Holocaust denial phenomenon.

The beliefs outlined above are not mutually exclusive, and there is a considerable amount of "cross fertilization" of ideas among antisemites. In addition to antisemitism as an organized political ideology, discrimination against individuals, institutional biases, and dehumanizing jokes are also not uncommon.

Works Cited

The Anti-Defamation League. "Ku Klux Klan: Extremism in America." The Anti-Defamation League Home Page. http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/...Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=4&item=kkk (accessed July 18, 2008).

McFee, Gord. "Why Revisionism Isn't." The Holocaust History Project Home Page. http://www.holocaust-history.org/revisionism-isnt/ (accessed July 21, 2008).

Southern Poverty Law Center. "SPLC.org: Hate Groups Map." The Southern Poverty Law Center Home Page. http://www.splcenter.org/intel/map/type.jsp?DT=9 (accessed July 21, 2008).

Wistrich, Robert. "Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism." Jewish Political Studies Review 16:3-4 (Fall 2004). Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Home Page. http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=254&PID=0&IID=1064 (accessed July 18, 2008)