What is antisemitism?

Antisemitism is the irrational hatred of Jews because they are Jewish. Jews are a minority population and are frequently blamed for various problems in society. Even when Jews have been accepted by the governments of the countries they live in, antisemitism has remained a problem. Antisemitism fueled the Holocaust. Antisemitism remains a problem today.

Antisemitic signs

Photo: One Photograph from an album of antisemitic signs in Germany. The sign (in German) reads, "Der Jude ist unser Unglueck! Wer beim Juden kauft ist ein Volksverrater!" (The Jews are our misfortune! He who buys from Jews is a traitor to the nation!) 1933 - 1939.

Photo Credit: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of John Howell.