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Central motif in the modern ideology of antisemitism which explains world events as the result of alleged secretive machinations conducted by Jewish agents. The complex social realities of modernity, which are not well understood, are thus reduced to a conspiracy and projected onto Jews. The idea of an all-controlling conspiracy at work behind the scenes can generally be observed where traditional forms of communal orga…

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Diner, Dan, “Conspiracy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0972>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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