As per a recent study, Anti-Semitic attacks worldwide rose 13% in 2018 from the previous year, with the highest number
of incidents reported in Western democracies, including the U.S., France, Britain and Germany.
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The study found the causes to be mass immigration, economic hardship and opposition to Israel’s policies towards the
The anti-Semiticattacks are also prevalent in African and South Asian countries.
Anti-Semitism is the hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic,or racial group
A person who holds such positions is called an
anti-Semite. Antisemitism is generally considered
to be a form of racism.
History is replete with many instances of anti-Semitic attacks.
The most glaring anti-Semitic actions can be seen in Nazi Germany under Hitler.
Adolf Hitler and Anti-Semitism:
In Germany, the Nazi Party led by Adolf Hitler,which came to power in 1933 instituted repressive legislation which denied the Jews basic civil rights.
In September 1935, the Nuremberg Laws prohibited sexual relations and marriages between “Aryans” and Jews as racial disgrace for Aryans. It stripped all German Jews of their citizenship.
The Nazi government targeted 11 million Jews for extermination, and some six million were eventually killed.
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