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Anti-Semitism: 2000 Years of History

Anti-Semitism: 2000 Years of History

5 Episodes

The history of anti-Semitism is a story of demonization deeply intertwined with the societies, countries, and ages where it takes place.

To understand a phenomenon as immemorial and powerful as anti-Semitism, whose manifestations have survived the destruction of Europe's Jews, requires a deep dive into its two-thousand-year history. This series examines the twists and turns of this story, from Antiquity to the modern day, encompassing Stalin and Pope John XXIII, Hitler and Alfred Dreyfus, King Louis IX or Saint-Louis as he was subsequently known, and Spinoza; some figures of hatred, others more benevolent characters.

This four-episode documentary series bring together a wide range of contributions from some thirty historians, psychologists, and psychoanalysts to paint a comprehensive picture of “the longest hatred”.

Directed by Jonathan Hayoun
France/Germany, 2021
Documentary, Jewish History
German, English, French (with English subtitles)
4 episodes x 52 minutes

Anti-Semitism: 2000 Years of History