The phenomenon of contemporary antisemitism refers to verbal and physical attacks at people, property, and interests perceived to be Jewish that increased in Europe and North America during the first two decades of the 21st century.
In July 2017, the USC Shoah Foundation began adding testimonies to the VHA documenting contemporary antisemitism. This first group of testimonies was recorded by the USC Shoah Foundation with interviewees a few months after the February 2015 shootings in Copenhagen, Denmark, and include three Holocaust survivors whom the USC Shoah Foundation had interviewed in 1997-1998 as part of its original collection (Flemming Cohn, Birgit Krasnik-Fischermann, and Silja Vainer). Eight of the 10 testimonies are in English and two are in Danish.
To date, the VHA contains 67 Contemporary Antisemitism testimonies recorded in six languages (Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, and Swedish).
Selected Indexing Terms
attitudes toward Denmark and/or the Danes
attitudes toward humanity
attitudes toward Islam and/or Muslims
Copenhagen shootings (February 14-15, 2015)
Denmark 2000 (January 1) - present
Din Tro Min Tro
intergenerational genocide impact
Jewish community welfare
Jewish property attacks
Jewish-non Jewish relations
mass violence reflections
post-terrorist attack reflections
post-World War II reflections
terrorist attack-related psychological reactions
World War II history