About the project

The project 'The Dynamics of Contemporary Antisemitism in a Globalising Context. The "Jew" as a Framing Model in the Netherlands, Morocco, Poland and Turkey' is part of the NWO Strategic Theme 'Conflict and Security: Framing Conflict in Culture, Politics, and Science' of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

The project is located at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and will run from 2010 to 2013.

Four researchers will examine the history of Dutch antisemitism since the end of the Second World War, taking four relevant communities into consideration.

The project:

  • will analyze the chemistry between Dutch ‘traditional’ and post-Holocaust anti-Jewish stereotypes and those within the Moroccan, Turkish and Polish communities
  • will explore, in depth, various expressions of antisemitism in relation to anti-Zionism, criticism of Israel, and Holocaust denial
  • takes a globalised approach moving from the Netherlands to Morocco, Poland, and Turkey and back again
  • will relate these issues to the ongoing debate on antisemitism pursued by, among others, journalists, opinion leaders, and academics.

Background

Selected literature

Project proposal