Antisemitism in Europe

2018, Crime  -   22 Comments
Storyline

More than 70 years after the horrific events of the Holocaust, a new strain of antisemitism is spreading across various regions of the world. Never is this more apparent than in Europe, where an uptick in hate crimes and incendiary rhetoric mark a disturbing trend. Produced by the DW Documentary series, Antisemitism in Europe travels to Berlin, Paris and Warsaw to uncover the possible motivations behind its emergence, and the steps that are being taken to curb its prevalence.

Berlin houses the largest Jewish population in Germany. This is where the Nazis first organized the extermination of European Jews. Today, the past has become prologue. The capital city documented close to a thousand incidents of verbal and physical attacks against the Jews in 2017. Representing a 60% increase over the previous year, this troubling statistic indicates a growing mainstream wave of antisemitism. Critics claim that the rise of the ultra-right AfD Party has empowered more obvious demonstrations of these prejudices.

The same dynamic applies in Poland where an emerging nationalist movement has taken over the political and social landscape.

In light of recent mass shootings, episodes of vandalism and displays of antisemitic hate speech, many French Jews are fearful for their safety. Many are immigrating to Israel to escape the increasingly hostile climate.

As detailed in the film, recent spikes in Muslim populations have also posed a challenge to multi-cultural integration. The film profiles several efforts to branch those divides as activists work to create a dialogue of understanding between Muslim and Jewish citizens.

The film features interviews with political insiders, social activists and members of these racist factions. They speak of populations that feel underserved and left behind. The venom of racism provides an outlet for their discontent, and the Jewish people are increasingly made the scapegoats of their frustrations.

For many, the idea of antisemitism seems like a distant remnant of the past. But it's clearly alive and well. If left ignored, an insidious streak of racism can one again become the norm. In order to combat this potential reality, Antisemitism in Europe champions more open dialogue and impassioned outreach.

Directed by: Andreas Morell, Johanna Hasse
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22 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Thomas

    Right wing anti-semitism is a joke compared to Muslim antisemitism, but in Germany they are trying to blame right-wing politics, because blaming muslim culture would be politically incorrect.

  2. Logjammin

    This production is a good example of how not to make a balanced documentary

  3. BeamMeUp

    For some real truth, watch David Irving on you tube or read his book Hitler's War. A must if you're interested in history and truth. You won"t be disappointed.

  4. Sven

    Lucas Wheeler, if that anecdote is funny to you, you are a sick individual.

  5. Norris E Nordin

    I heard repeatedly in this docu. that antisemitism and anti-Israel is the same thing. This was voiced most commonly by Jews. I do not agree. Israel's record of treatment of Palestinians has been dismal since at least 1948, and Muslim anger will not subside until Israel's policies change, nor should it.

  6. Alfredo Limia

    antisemitism is a fraud, is a concept invented by the Jews to camouflage the truth of the problem, the Jewish religion is evil.

    1. Sven

      Yours is a textbook example of the kind of hatred spewed by anti-Semites for centuries, devoid of facts and coming from a coward.

  7. J Miller

    See people always tell me humanity is progressing and we are slowly becoming civilized and kind and fair etc. But I know their just trying to help themselves sleep better secretly knowing that in their souls the fire of nuclear war fear and hatred rule them. Humans are vicious animals and you better never turn your back on them. Especially the "civilized" ones.

    1. Lucas Wheeler

      How about never turning your back on backstabbing Jews🤔 It's simply unbelievable that you Jews fail to see your own behavior is the cause of anti-semitism. At at least the early Zionist understood that.

  8. Sven

    Interesting how Jew Haters rush in to either defend anti-Semitism or deny that it exists. Can't have it both ways.

  9. Monday the fun day

    boo hoo there's too many people that whine these days everyone wants to be the victim... why can't we just get along and accept each other, keep your religious, political or sexual beliefs to yourself. If someone commits a crime they should be punished no matter their race, gender or class. Maby in the future we can ship off all the misfits to mars and see what happens, like England did with Australia.

  10. John

    Tell it to Syrians :/

  11. mike m

    Not religious, they hate Jews as a race of people for killing Christ.
    Which is as dumb as an empty box of rocks.

    1. Sven

      First, Jews are not a race. They are a people. Second, Jews didn't kill Christ. The Romans did. Your ignorance only perpetuates the problem of Anti-Semitism which you seem to embrace.

  12. Laurette Bergin

    ISREAL? I am sorry but if you cant see that Osreal is giving Jews a bad name? But id like to see an accurate comparison of any other religion/sexual orientation/race etc to jewish attacks. When priests were carrying out pedophilia it was up to the christians to sort it out. When a brother/sister does something under umbrella it is up to you to help them be a good person. Good luck and every good wish. x

  13. d.l.blonkerward

    citing religious persecution as racism is out of context but it actually just fuels the issue.
    it is consistent with exploiting a perceived victim status though...

    1. Sven

      Victim Blaming 101

  14. Pyra

    MOAR Jew-promoting...MOAR!!!
    Good grief! The reason for anti-Semitism is because they are VILLAINS that murder, rape, lie constantly, commit perversions and teach others to do same, pit one group against another, constantly seeking to destroy other cultures yet exempting themselves from same rhetoric. Jews completely DESPISE the Gentiles, the "goy" as they term us.

    What's not to love about a group people like that??? o_O

    1. Sven

      This type of vile hate-filled rant with zero facts is EXACTLY the type of vitriol that is spewed by anti-Semites and which is the problem.

    2. J Miller

      Pyra you're a real piece of hatred in human form. You must be a real failure in your personal life to hate so much. You go girl.

    3. Raymond C

      6.30 " then there is the anti Israel activists who are opposed to the existance of Israel "

      This is absolute lies, and propaganda, i swiched this stupid documentry off right there..
      As, what this idiot is saying is anyone who feels for the Palestinian peoples plight, and opposes the right wing apartheid state of Israel and its horrific treatment of the Palestinians, (which i would go into the countless horror stories, read them for yourself in any decent balanced quality newspaper) is anti the state of Israel... what a buffoon you are..

    4. Lucas Wheeler

      Well put. What say reminds me of what Gandhi had to say when the Jews came kvetching to him about the horrible Nazis. Wow you people must have some serious karma issues😄