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Action Française

Action Française  

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A French political movement, founded in 1898 at the height of the Dreyfus affair. In 1926 it was condemned by Pius XI on the grounds of extreme nationalism and a cynical misappropriation of Catholic ...
Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler  

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(1889–1945)German chancellor and Nazi leader (1933–45). One of the most powerful and evil leaders in the history of the world, he achieved a following in Germany and his native Austria that enabled ...
Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich  

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(1929–2012),American poet, essayist, and critic, born in Baltimore, graduated from Radcliffe College, and has since held a variety of academic posts. Her characteristic fractured free verse, ...
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  

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(1879–1955)German-born physicist, a thinker of astounding insight, author of the special and general theories of relativity, and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on the ...
Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Rosenberg  

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(b. 12 Jan. 1893, d. 16 Oct. 1946).Chief Nazi ideologist A refugee of German descent from Estonia, he joined the Nazi Party in 1919 and became editor of the party newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter ...
America First Committee

America First Committee  

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An isolationist group organized in September 1940 to fight President Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies. The group conducted its own polls, showing, in contrast to official polls, that the American ...
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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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491 words

Both *John the Baptist and Jesus had condemned their Jewish contemporaries for failing to heed their messages, following the

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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1,802 words

Discrimination against Jews on religious grounds was a recurrent phenomenon in the German-speaking countries, as in the rest of Europe,

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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2005
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803 words

Popular attitudes ranging from noble sentiments to bigoted views have always been especially prevalent in genre fiction. In crime and

Anti-Semitism

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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Discrimination, prejudice, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia have existed in all historical eras and in all countries, yet there is something

Anti-Semitism

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of anti-Semitism in the Middle East, North Africa, and

Anti‐Semitism

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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Anti‐Semitism has become the term commonly used for attitudes and actions against Jews. It was coined in the 1870s by

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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571 words

Anti-Semitism in the United States has been characterized not so much by the violence of Russian pogroms or a Holocaust

Anti-Semitism.

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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850 words

A term coined in Germany in 1879, “Anti-Semitism” means hostility toward Jews. Rooted in Christian teachings, this antagonism dates

Anti-Catholic Movement.

Anti-Catholic Movement.  

Inherited from British sectarianism, anti-Catholicism became the core ingredient in the American nativist movement. Like English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish Protestants, many Anglo-Americans ...
Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League  

(ADL).Founded in 1913 by the Chicago Lawyer Sigmund Livingston with the sponsorship of the Jewish service organization B'nai B'rith “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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hatred of and hostility toward the Jews, at times including the belief that they pose a threat to society and

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The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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The term “antisemitism,” meaning hateful and hostile perceptions and persecution of Jews as individuals and as a collective group, came

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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622 words

In Byz. anti-Semitism was manifested primarily in legal, secular, and religious texts; iconography; and periodic forced baptism of Jews. The

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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340 words

Though the 19th-century term ‘anti-Semitism’ was unknown in the MA, many themes of anti-Jewish sentiment have their genesis

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