An Anti-Semitism Without Anti-Semites?

Posted by John Rosenthal

This is what German author Henryk Broder called the dominant form of anti-Semitism in Germany today in a statement before the Bundestag’s Domestic Affairs Committee last month. The "modern" German anti-Semite, as described by Broder, "does not have a shaved head. He has good manners and often an academic title as well. He mourns for the Jews who died in the Holocaust. But at the same time he wonders why the survivors and their descendants have learned nothing from history and today treat another people as badly as they were once treated themselves…. [He] pays tribute to Jews who have been dead for 60 years, but he resents it when living Jews take measures to defend themselves."

 
See my full translation of Henryk Broder’s "Anti-Semitism Without Anti-Semites" on Pajamas Media here.

 

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