Berlin: International Symposium „Perceptions of the Holocaust and Contemporary Antisemitism

Program_Sympossium_Perceptions_of_the_Holocaust_and_Contemporary_Antisemitism (PDF)

3- 5 June, 2011 in Berlin
Location: Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, Linienstr. 139, 10115 Berlin (U6-Oranienburger Tor)

Many countries have implemented annual Holocaust commemoration events and educational programs on the Holocaust. However, antisemitism is on the rise and in fact often voiced with references to the Holocaust. Jews are accused of exploiting ‘the Holocaust’ while perpetrating a Holocaust-like genocide against the Pal-estinians and Jews and Israelis are inappropriately compared to Nazis. Previous research suggests that such tropes are common in Europe and that many Euro-peans believe that Jews try to take advantage of their status as victims during the Nazi era. However, no cross-country research has been done to estimate similarities and differences of this problem.
This international symposium explores the relation between specific perceptions of the Holocaust and antisemitism, and presents and discusses upcoming re-search projects on this topic. Several country specific case studies will be pre-sented and discussed in a cross-country perspective: How are Jews and the Holocaust perceived in different countries? What are the notions of the Holocaust and Jews which allow individuals or groups to voice antisemitic resentments with references to the Holocaust? Who is perceived to have perpetrated the Holocaust? How do the relations between antisemitism and the perception of the Holocaust in public and private discourses and at Holocaust commemoration events differ in the countries that were studied?

London: Colloquium. Contemporary Antisemitism and the perceptions of the Holocaust

in cooperation with the The Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History

London_Colloquium_2011 (PDF)

location: Wiener Library, Main study hall, groung floor, 4 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5BH

SUNDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2011, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Doerte Letzmann: The Understanding of Antisemitism and anti-Muslim Resentment in Contemporary British Racism Studies
Rebecca Jinks: Eternal hatreds?: Representations of the Holocaust and Genocide
Antonia Schmid: Who is the ‘Other’ today? Antisemitism and Alterity in German film

SUNDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2011, 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun: Perceptions of the Holocaust Among Students In and Around Paris
Gunther Jikeli: Perceptions of the Holocaust Among Young Muslims in Europe
Hagai van der Horst: “Nosing After Blood”: Constructions of the Jew-Nazi Bi-Polarity and Palestinian-Israeli Bi-Polarity in the Guardian and the Independent
Robin Stoller: Holocaust Remembrance, National Identity and Antisemitism in Germany – Public and Private Discourses

SUNDAY, 13 MARCH 2011, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Lesley Klaff: R v Saibene and Others: Vigilante Justice Against Israel and the Rule of Law
Karin Stögner:  Antisemitism in Media Discourses on the Financial Crisis

Madrid: International Conference – Analysis and Strategies against Antisemitism

November 26 – 28, 2007 in Madrid

Madrid conference Antisemitism 2007 program (PDF)

Organized by:
International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (Germany)
Movement against Intolerance (Spain)

in cooperation with:
American Jewish Committee (Germany)
Friedrich Ebert Foundation Madrid

supported by:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain
Action for Concord in the Middle East Foundation (Spain)