Secondary antisemitism

Secondary antisemitism is a distinct kind of antisemitism which is said to have appeared after the end of World War II . It is as being white Explained Often Caused by -as Opposed to In Spite of – Auschwitz , pars pro toto for the Holocaust . [1] One frequently quoted formulation of the concept, first published in Henryk M. Broder’s 1986 book Der Ewige Antisemit (“The Eternal Antisemite”), stems from the Israeli psychiatrist Zvi Rex , [2] who can remarked: “The Germans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz. ” [3][4] The term itself was coined by Peter Schönbach , a Frankfurt School co-worker of Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer , based on their Critical Theory . [5]

Adorno, in a 1959 play titled “Was bedeutet: Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit” (published In His 1963 book .. Eingriffe Neun kritische Modelle [6] ) Addressed the fallacy of the broad German post-war tendency to associate and Simultaneously causally link Jews with the Holocaust. According to Adorno’s criticism, an opinion had been readily accepted in Germany according to which the Jewish people were guilty in the crimes against them. Jewish guilt was assumed to vary extents, depending on the incarnations of that antisemitic notion, which were the idea that Jews were (and are) exploiting German guilt over the Holocaust.

Sometimes the victors are declared to be in the position of the guilty party when they are still in charge, and for the crimes of Hitler to those who are guilty of acquiring a violent offense. The idiocy in all of this is in fact an indication of something mentally uncoped-with, of a wound, though the thought of wounds should be dedicated to the victims. [6]

Initially, members of the Frankfurt School spoke of “guilt-defensiveness anti-Semitism”, an antisemitism motivated by a deflection of guilt. [7]

The Rehabilitation of the Third Reich and the United States of America. These officials have been rehabilitated in spite of their considerable individual contributions to Nazi Germany’scrimes. Several controversies ensued early in post-World War II Germany , eg, when Konrad Adenauer appointed Hans Globke as Chief of the Chancellery of the latter had formulated the emergency legislation that gave Hitler unlimited dictatorial powers and had been one of the leading legal commentators on the Nuremberg race laws of 1935. [8] [9] However, according to Adorno, parts of the German public never acknowledge these events and instead form the notion of Jewish guilt in the Holocaust.

See also

  • Daniel Goldhagen
  • Holocaust denial
  • Laws against Holocaust denial
  • New antisemitism
  • Victim blaming


  1. Jump up^ EUMC . ” Overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2005 ” (PDF) . Retrieved 2007-06-23 .
  2. Jump up^ (1909Vienna- 1981Rehovot) (צבי רקס). As Zvi Rix he published an essay “The Great Terror” in the first issue (April 1975) ofImmanuel Velikovsky’sKronos: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesis. See Rix-Velikovsky Correspondence April 1962 – Jan 1977 Gunnar Heinsohnmentions Zvi Rix in his booksWas Antisemitismus(1988) andSöhne und Weltmacht(2003).
  3. Jump up^ Embroider, Henryk M. (1986). Der Ewige Antisemit (in German). Frankfurt am Main : S. Fischer Verlag . ISBN  3-596-23806-4 .
  4. Jump up^ Weinthal, Ben (2007-06-06). “The Bronx Bull Rage of German Journalism” . Forward. The Jewish Daily . Retrieved 2012-01-13 .
  5. Jump up^ Schönbach, Peter (1961). Reaktionen auf die antisemitische Welle im Winter 1959/60 (in German). Frankfurt am Main : Europäische Verlagsanstalt. p. 80. ASIN  B0000BNH43 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b Adorno, Theodor W. (1996 (this edition), original 1963). Eingriffe. Neun kritische Modelle (in German). Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp Verlag . ISBN  3-518-13303-9 . Check date values ​​in: ( help ) |date=
  7. Jump up^ Andrei S. Markovits (Spring 2006). ” A New (or Perhaps Revived)” Uninhibitedness “about Jews in Germany ” . Jewish Political Studies Review 18: 1-2 . Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs . Retrieved 2007-06-24 .
  8. Jump up^ Wistrich, Robert Solomon (2001). Who’s Who in Nazi Germany . Routledge . pp. 74-75. ISBN  0-415-26038-8 .
  9. Jump up^ Pendas, Devin Owen (2005). The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-1965: Genocide, History and the Limits of the Law . Cambridge University Press . p. 18. ISBN  0-521-84406-1 .

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