Antisemitism in Eastern Europe: History and Present in Comparison

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Europe is expanding - and therewith remembers its historical basis, which was hidden beneath the shadow of the Cold War for a long time. This return of a common history which is mostly narrated as a history of success today, however contains the perception of transnational traditions at the same time which by contrast should give reason for a critical self-reflection. This volume gives an impulse through a comparative examination of the still highly actual forms of antisemitism in Europe. The focus will be on the developments in the countries from the Baltic States to South Eastern Europe, which usually are little known in Western Europe. At the same time, the specifities of antisemitism in Eastern Europe are incorporated in the theoretical insights of antisemitism research, thus filling a gap that has existed until now.

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The author is basing his comments about the treatment of jews in Albania based on partial documentstion. As Albanian State Archives are still sealed it is impossible to make pronouncementa that honestly and truly reflect what transpired in Albania during WWII. Please read the article, written in English, for documented information clarifying how Jews were protected in Albania: 


Michal Frank
Magdalena Marsovszky
Chaim Frank
Svetlana Bogojavlenska
Mordechai Zalkin
HansChristian Petersen
Mariana Hausleitner
Samuel Salzborn
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The Editors: Hans-Christian Petersen is an Assistant Professor of Eastern European History in the Department of History at the University of Mainz (Germany).
Samuel Salzborn is a Substitute Professor of Democracy Studies at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Giessen (Germany).

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