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USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive: Contemporary Antisemitism

Established in 1994 to preserve the audio-visual histories of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, the USC Shoah Foundation maintains one of the largest video digital libraries in the world: the Visual History Archive (VHA).

Contemporary Antisemitism

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

antisemitism

anti-Zionism

anxiety

attitudes toward Denmark and/or the Danes

attitudes toward humanity

attitudes toward Islam and/or Muslims

belief change

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Copenhagen shootings (February 14-15, 2015)

Danish history

Dansk Folkeparti

Denmark 2000 (January 1) - present

determination

Din Tro Min Tro

empathy

fear

Frihedsradet

future message

Holocaust education

Holocaust history

hope

inter-communal solidarity

inter-faith relations

intergenerational genocide impact

inter-Jewish relations

Islamism

Jewish communities

Jewish community welfare

Jewish history

Jewish identity

Jewish property attacks

Jewish-non Jewish relations

mass violence reflections

media coverage

national identity

Ny-Dansk Ungdomsråd

ostracism

post-terrorist attack reflections

post-World War II reflections

pride

racism

sadness

security (motivation)

surprise

survivor identity

sympathy

synagogues

terrorist attack-related psychological reactions

terrorist attacks

testimony-sharing motivations

threats

traditional Judaism

World War II history

Visual History Archive Curator

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Crispin Brooks
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crispinb@usc.edu
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