Antisemitism Project | What Antisemitic Conspiracy Theorists Believe About Vaccines

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A healthcare worker in Baltimore Country prepares a COVID-19 vaccine. (Credit: Baltimore County Government via Flickr)

What Antisemitic Conspiracy Theorists Believe About Vaccines

Since the pandemic began, new conspiracy theories have pulled from familiar antisemitic tropes. Read here.

 

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Blood Libel: An Investigation Into The Origins of a Virulent and Enduring Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory with Historian E.M. Rose

Blood Libel: An Investigation Into The Origins of a Virulent and Enduring Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory with Historian E.M. Rose

Historian E.M. Rose discusses her award-winning book The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe, a fascinating micro-history of a mysterious 12th century murder and the ensuing court case. Rose’s groundbreaking work provides clear answers as to why the blood libel emerged when it did and how it was able to gain such widespread acceptance, laying the foundations for enduring antisemitic myths that continue to the present. Watch here.

 

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Black Death Painting

Jews burned in Deggendorf, Bavaria, in 1338, and in Sternberg, Mecklenburg, 1492; a woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493)

Why Were Jews Blamed for the Black Death?

With an uptick of antisemitism worldwide coinciding with the coronavirus pandemic, it is all too easy to wonder if a comparable attack on Jews is brewing. And stories of insults of Asian-Americans on public streets are an unsettling reminder of what a hateful response to a public health crisis might yield. Jews, who in recent decades have mostly stood against bigotry, may again have to reacquaint themselves with this tragic chapter in their history. Read here.

 

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