What are the roots of anti-Semitism? How and why does this specific form of hatred persist? What particular dangers does it pose to free society?

Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism

In 2016, the Museum launched its new Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism to address these central questions and intersect with the Museum’s analysis and presentation of anti-Semitism in the era of the Holocaust.

Abraham H. Foxman, former National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is spearheading the new initiative in coordination with Museum leadership.

The Center researches and will present an extensive exhibition on the history and contemporary manifestations of anti-Semitism. It also offers programming, discussions, and courses. To create a context for anti-Semitism, it is forming a collection of materials to be studied by scholars, researchers, and thought leaders from around the world.

The Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism underscores the Museum’s mission to educate and always remember—a mission with enduring relevance for Jews and other minority groups who face persecution today.