Do Jews get a discount when they buy a car? Do they own McDonald’s? Do Jews control the media and international banking? Do any of them live here anymore? These are among the questions German school children ask Jews who volunteer in a new outreach program with the provocative name, “Rent A Jew.”
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Poland, a country with almost no Jews. A new study notes that a sharp rise in Islamophobia has been accompanied by a distancing from other ethnic groups, including Jews. “The more people are anti-Muslim, the more they’re anti-Semitic,” said Michal Bilewicz, the director of the Center for Research on Prejudice at the University of Warsaw_._
Jews in Europe are voicing increasing consternation about Israel’s budding engagement with surging far-right European parties that have anti-Semitic histories.
Jan Grabowski, a historian at the University of Ottawa, expects his upcoming book to be controversial in his native Poland. But if a proposed new law is approved by Poland’s parliament this fall, as expected, Grabowski’s book, which deals with the role of Poland’s police force in robbing and murdering Jews under the Nazis, may also get him sentenced to prison if he visits the country.
Poland’s B’nai Brith has denounced the burning of a Jew in effigy during an anti-refugee rally. The anti-Semitic act followed tirades against Muslim refugees at a rally in Wroclaw, a major city in southwest Poland.
The Anti-Defamation League has criticized two Polish government officials for their failure to denounce the notorious “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”
The Anti-Defamation League has called upon the new Polish Defense Minister to apologize and retract his comments about the anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”
A Holocaust survivor spent decades looking for the friend she met and lost at Terezin concentration camp. Could a long-forgotten photo offer closure — 71 years later?
Helga Weiss-Hoskova was deported with her family to the Terezin concentration camp in 1941. Amidst the suffering and death, she started drawing. At 85, she’s still at it.
In Prague, anti-Semitism is virtually unknown. Why has the Czech Republic been so successful at stamping out hatred compared to its neighbors in central Europe?