13.05.2022 - 15.05.2022 / Tagung Nr. 19-1-22

Internationale Akademie: Latent Antisemitism

Forms of Expressions - Perceptibility - Counterstrategies

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Potsdam, und der Universität Tel Aviv

Leitung: Michael Mayer / Olaf Glöckner / Miriam Rürup / Eliezer Ben-Rafael

Sekretariat: Alexandra Tatum-Nickolay, Tel.: 08158 / 256-17

Since World War II and the Holocaust, antisemitic acts and attitudes are rather considered as intolerable in the Western world. Nevertheless, many European Jews in particular are noticing a clear increase of antisemitism during recent years and are more and more unsettled. Anti-Jewish prejudices are proving to be persistent even in circles of higher education. In addition to latent prejudices and stereotypes in public discourse, there is still an unresolved tension and “grey area” between criticism of Israeli politics and Israel-related antiSemitism. Latent antisemitism is also presenting itself in the context of new conspiracy myths, that are (co-)supported by current protest movements against corona preventive measures. Empirical research is still in its beginning, and a comprehensive definition of latent antisemitism is still lacking. This is where the conference “Latent Antisemitism: Forms of Expressions – Perceptibility – Counterstrategies” comes in. Experts of several disciplines from Germany and abroad come together and engage in direct exchange.