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?
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.