Many were convinced that Jews were their competition.
Similarly, resentment among workers devastated by the crisis was misdirected by the right toward what anti-Semites called “Jewish capitalism.” This ended in catastrophe, when the German Nazi party came to power and, amid its war in Europe, carried out the murder of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.
Members of the elite accused Jews of absurd crimes, such as using Christian blood in rituals or poisoning wells.
Jews were expelled from England, France and other Western European countries multiple times so that their property could be seized.
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THE BEST source for a Marxist history of the Jewish people is Abram Leon’s The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation.
Leon was a Jewish Trotskyist born in Warsaw in 1918.
Jews in Poland were able to maintain their positions as usurers, but only for a time until Polish feudalism also entered a crisis, leading to a flare-up of “the Jewish Problem” in Eastern Europe. By the 19th century, the liberation of peasants created a market for manufactured products. Small Jewish artisan workshops came into competition with industrial production.His family moved to Belgium in 1926, where he eventually became a leader of the socialist movement.In 1944, at the age of 26, Leon was murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz, shortly before his book was published.In a June 15 letter to the Guardian, more than two dozen academics and activists argued that the first step in fighting anti-Semitism is accurately defining it.“Holocaust denial, the blood libel, conspiracy theories about supposed Jewish power or the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide — all are expressions of anti-Semitism,” they argue, while “criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic unless motivated by anti-Jewish prejudice.” This distinction is important.ANTI-SEMITISM has come crawling back into popular politics, together with the far-right fringe that had kept it quiet, but never abandoned it. Far from being concentrated in “red states,” the highest number of anti-Semitic events occurred in New York, California, New Jersey and Massachusetts.According to an audit by the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents in the U. This increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric and attacks on Jewish places of worship, cemeteries and elsewhere exists in other countries, particularly where far-right political forces have had successes. S., to the UK Independence Party in Britain, Le Pen and the National Front in France, Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary), Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, and the more recently Alternative for Germany, formerly marginal far-right elements have been on the rise, and even winning.Leon found that Jews in the Diaspora overwhelmingly became traders.Palestine — home to a Jewish community for millennia — served as a bridge between the Euphrates and the Nile: two ends of the early settled societies and empires centered in modern-day Northern Africa and the Middle East.On the left, it is a common experience to be accused of anti-Semitism for criticizing Israel.So while Trump’s presidency and the rise of the alt-right coincided with this rise in anti-Semitism in the U. In order to understand anti-Semitism today, it’s helpful to look at its origins.