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A. Concept

Antisemitism is a very wide term, popularized by Wilhelm Marr in Germany since 1879 and then passing into other languages. It means in fact being anti-Jewish. The term is inexact since it does not refer to all Semites, which would include the Arabs, but only designates opposition to Jews, for religious, national or racial reasons. Antisemitism takes the form of 1) hostile popular sentiment and demonstrations, 2) discriminatory…

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Willehad Paul Eckert, “Antisemitism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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