The Holocaust and Antisemitism

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About The Book

Covering challenging new material in a sensitive and objective manner, this accessible text seeks out the root causes of centuries of hatred towards the Jewish people and their culture. Jocelyn Hellig assesses the debates surrounding antisemitism, arguing that recent conflicts in Israel have their roots in the attempted genocide of the Jews. Adopting a thematic approach, the text addresses such key topics as the rise of Christian and Islamic antisemitism and current issues surrounding Holocaust denial. It is aimed at all those who seek to know more about the persecution of the Jews and its impact not only on Jewish culture, but on the world as a whole.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (February 1, 2003)
  • Length: 354 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851683130

Raves and Reviews

"It is worth pausing to look at the originality and scope of the book that she has written."

– Jewish Affairs

"It is fine to come across a historian who, knowing more than just her industry, is sure about her craft."

– Jewish Affairs

"The strength of Hellig's book lies in her sophisticated sampling of the various theories of the Holocaust."

– Jewish Press

"Hellig's exploration of antisemitism in all its religious and secular forms is very illuminating and educational."

– about.com

"an invaluableprimer for the uninitiated."

– The Cape Times

"reguarded as one of the most important academic studies of international Jewish interest to have come out of South Africa"

– Jewish Report

" a comprehensive contribution that ought to be on all our bookshelves"

– The Sunday Independent

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