Contemporary Antisemitism

 Echoes & Reflections
Grade Level:
  9 -  10
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 Character Education, Social Studies, English Language Arts

What is antisemitism and how is it different from contemporary antisemitism? How do historical events shape contemporary societies?

This activity defines antisemitism and contemporary antisemitism, and focuses on Denmark's collective pride around the Holocaust-era rescue of its Jewish citizens and how this pride was reinvigorated after a 2015 attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Through testimony, students will see how antisemitism, hate, and stereotypes impact everyone in society, not just those targeted in an attack.

This activity intersects with Echoes & Reflections Unit 11: Contemporary Antisemitism.

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