Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony

In the face of the current alarming resurgence in antisemitism, we are expanding our efforts to record testimonies from those who have experienced anti-Jewish hate since 1945 – including those who are experiencing it today. Along with our collection of 55,000 Holocaust survivor testimonies, the new testimonies in our Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony Collection will be an invaluable resource to researchers, educators, and policymakers in the urgent effort to mitigate the deadly threat of antisemitism to Jewish and non-Jewish communities around the world.

Our work is guided by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism, which begins with a core definition:

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

The IHRA definition, which has been adopted by 43 nations and many local governments and NGOs, lists eleven examples of how antisemitism manifests, including Holocaust denial or distortion and criticism of Israel that demonizes, delegitimizes, or holds Israel to a double standard.

Photo: Jewish Cemetery in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, credit: Dariusz Gajny

Survivors of the Hamas Terrorist Attacks

Within weeks of the brutal antisemitic attacks in southern Israel on October 7, 2023, we began conducting interviews with survivors and witnesses. Their testimonies will be accessible to the public as part of our Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony Collection, focused on post-Holocaust antisemitism around the world.

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We are recording testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Oct 7 attacks

If you want to tell your story as a survivor or a first responder, or if you know someone who does, please connect with a team member

NEWS: CNN Reports on Institute's Collecting Testimonies in Israel

CNN recently covered our ongoing initiative to record testimonies from survivors of the October 7 Hamas terror attacks in Israel.

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New Approaches to Countering Antisemitism

In this video series we reflect on how the battle against antisemitism is a fight for democratic values.

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