What is Antisemitism?

 Zachor Alapítvány
Grade Level:
  9 -  11
Estimated completion time:
 2.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 European Framework for key Competences of Lifelong Learning
Subject Area:
 History, Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, Ethics, European History, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Seminar in Justice, World History, Social Studies

Students will get acquainted with the meaning of the word antisemitism and its different forms of expression through time. They will begin by listening to testimony clips about contemporary antisemitism and examine it through the lens of the past. They will connect contemporary antisemitism with its manifestations in the past by creating a video essay using testimony clips of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. At the end of the activity, students reflect on their peers’ video essays.

This activity features the testimonies Dr. Ildikó Barna, Tibor Pásztor, dr. Mónika Mezei, Nárcisz Vida and Mette Bentow from the Contemporary Antisemitism collection of the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive.

The activity was funded by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

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