Jeremiah Bush

  • Anti-semitism, or hatred torwards a specific race, or ethinic group, is most commenly used to describe hatred of Jews.
  • Anti-semitism dates back much further then WWII. Approximately 2,000 years ago during the Roman Empire and the start of Christianity.
  • During this time period there was a big controversy.
  • At this point in time Jesus had claimed to be the King of the World or The Messiah.
  • Many people espacially many Jews, denied that he was the the Messiah.
  • They expected that he was going to rule and make every thing "perfect", or the way they thought was good.
  • Jesus did not come to be King or rule the world.
  • Many Jews became angerd by this.
  • As well as Jews and non-Jewish people, they decided to kill or crucify Jesus.
  • Jesus was Crucified about 2000 years ago.
  • Jews were blammed for Jesus's death even though not all Jews wanted to Crucify him and there was many other people besides the Jews involved in Jesus's crucifixtion.
  • This was the begining of Anti-semitism.
  • Almost 2000 years later in the 1930's, Hitler used this false information against Jews, for being the soul reason for Jesus's death, and he begain to get others to believe these claims, which would start WWII.
  • Some who did not at first believe this, slowly begain to as Hitler constantly talked about this in many of his Speeches, that he gave on a daily basis.
  • Some Jews had the chance to leave, but few took this chance, because they did not believe or even know what was comming and stayed in Europe.
  • As a result, many Jews that stayed in Europe were persecuted.
  • Jewish businesses, homes, and Synagogues were destroyed.
  • Many anti-semitic acts still occure today and never completly stopped after WWII, but are done in a more subtle way.
  • In the year 2000, says Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Rabbi Michael Melchior. “This is probably the most serious wave of antisemitism that we have seen since WWII".
  • Many Jews to this day are afraid to say they are Jewish.
  • Some are even taking their kids out of Jewish schools so they are not labled as a Jew.
  • Jews' homes and shops are being vandalized regularly .
  • People have even vandalized cemeteries of Jews who died during the Holocaust.
Kristallnacht: 9-10 November 1938 -- Austria and Germany:
-Gangs ransacked Jewish neighborhoods, breaking windows of Jewish-owned businesses and homes and setting fire to synagogues.
-Hundreds of synagogues were decimated and almost 7,500 Jewish businesses were destroyed.
-Physical attacks were carried out on Jews, bringing the death toll to more than 90 people.
-Close to 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps at Dachau, Sachsenhausen, and Buchenwald.
October-December 2000—Throughout the world:
United States: A Chicago Rabbi was targeted in a drive-by shooting incident and narrowly escaped injury.
Bosnia: A 16th-century Jewish cemetery was vandalized and 32 tombstones were severely damaged in Sarajevo.
Canada: Demonstrations were held in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, during which protestors yelled "Death to the Jews," and burned Israeli flags.
Germany: The Düsseldorf synagogue was firebombed on German reunification day and many other synagogues were vandalized throughout the country.
Australia: Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Jewish Center in Canberra and at the private residence of a Rabbi from a Sydney yeshiva.

  • Deanna Miller
  • Anti-semitism means the hatred of Jews as a religion, race, or ethnic group.
  • This hatred started when the Christians learned that the Bible said that it was the Jews that called for Christ to be crucified.
  • After this, Christians started to call Jews "Christ- killers".
  • Later in the early 1800s, Christians created many anti-semitic posters.external image 10640c.jpg
  • Hitler practiced anti-semitism during WWII and found support for his beliefs in the Protocols of the Elder of Zion
  • The Protocols were written by Czar Nicholas III and although they were false, many antisemites still believed in their beliefs.
  • Anti-semitism then developed into books and even leagues. One of the most famous was the League of Antisemites. One of the most famous books of antisemitism was "The Way to Victory of Germanicism over Judism."
  • Anti-semitism still exsists today, but there are departments and fountations that help prevent anti-semitism.
  • The leading authority on modern anti-semitism is the U.S. State Department on Global Anti-Semitism.
  • Some modern examples of modern anti-semitism are oral attacks directed at Jews, vandalism, graffiti, fire bombings of Jewish schools, and even the destruction of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries.
  • Although anti-semitism still exists, the world is putting forth an effort to stop it.