On the Rise: Anti-Semitism in Europe

Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
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Grade Level:
High School
Common Core Standards:
Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism

Several reports over the past few years have pointed to an increase in anti-Semitism in Europe, both in terms of hate incidents and anti-Jewish attitudes. Human Rights First (based in the U.S.), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) (based in Vienna) and the Anti-Defamation League all report higher levels of anti-Semitism compared to previous years; and, in fact, nearly one-third of European Jews has reportedly considered emigration because they do not feel safe in their own country.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to define anti-Semitism, identify and categorize incidences of anti-Semitism, gain an understanding of the Pyramid of Hate and learn more about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.

ADL commissioned a study to gauge the attitudes and opinions towards Jews in over 100 countries around the world. To learn more about the results of the study, see ADL GLOBAL 100™.

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