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Anti-Semitism in Greece

Conference on July 7 and 8 to Address Historical Developments and Current Dimensions

№ 250/2014 from Jul 02, 2014

The Center for Research on Anti-Semitism at the TU Berlin, along with the Center for Modern Greece at Freie Universität Berlin and the Greek National Center for Social Research, is organizing a two-day conference on the religious, political, economic, and social manifestations of anti-Semitism in Greece. The conference, Anti-Semitism in Greece – Past and Present Trajectories, will be held in English. It is public, and admission is free.

Today in Greece, the role of Jews in Greece before World War II is often ignored. In addition, there is often a lack of willingness to acknowledge that the destruction of Greek Jews in the Holocaust would not have been possible without the help of some of the local population or certain ethnic groups.

The two-day conference will deal with anti-Semitic resentments, prejudices, and stereotypes in Greece in their historical and current dimensions. Minna Rozen from the University of Haifa will set the framework of the conference with a lecture on "Anti-Semitism in Greece: New Perspectives on Old Prejudices." The lecture will be followed by five thematically focused panel discussions addressing issues such as the following: Are there historical and regional differences and peculiarities? What forms of anti-Semitism do we encounter today in Greece, and what relevance do they have? How does anti-Semitism differ from other forms of religious, racial, or ethnic exclusion in the Greek public? What is the situation in Greece in comparison with other countries?

Time and Location

  • Monday, July 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 16–18, 10623 Berlin, Room HBS 005

Further Information

  • Dr. Konstantinos Kosmas, Center for Modern Greece, Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-58073, Email: 
  • Dr. Dilek Güven, Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Tel.: +49 30 314-25851, Email: