Antisemitism Before and Since the Holocaust

Altered Contexts and Recent Perspectives

  • Anthony McElligott
  • Jeffrey Herf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Two Preliminary Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Robert Solomon Wistrich
      Pages 37-49
  3. Religion

  4. Historical and Contemporary Political Arenas

  5. Metaphor and Discourse

  6. Two Further Observations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-406

About this book


Divided into five discrete sections, this book not only broaches the issue of Islamist denial of the Holocaust in the Middle East but also attempts to understand the Western paradox by looking at antisemitism before and since the Holocaust in Europe and the United States. It thus offers both a historical and contemporary perspective. This volume includes observations by leading scholars, delivering powerful, even controversial essays by scholars who are reporting from the ‘frontline.’ It offers a discussion on the relationship between Christianity and Islam, as well as the historical and contemporary issues of antisemitism in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. This book explores how all of these issues contribute consciously or otherwise to contemporary antisemitism. The chapters of this volume do not necessarily provide a unity of argument – nor should they. Instead, they expose the plurality of positions within the academy and reflect the robust discussions that occur on the subject. 


Antisemitism in the 20th Century Holocaust denial postwar antisemitism Jewish rights in Europe transnational responses to the Holocaust

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony McElligott
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Herf
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48865-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48866-0
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