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France, a Laboratory of Global Antisemitism(s)?

University Room: David T. McGovern Grand Salon (C-104)
David T. McGovern Grand Salon (C-104) | 6, rue du Colonel Combes 75007 Paris
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 18:00

France is the European country with the largest Jewish population. Jews have lived here before the birth of France as a kingdom and it is in France that Jews were first emancipated. Although more than 75 000 Jews from France were deported to extermination camps, most of the survivors remained after 1945.

Today, France faces various forms of violent antisemitism, including murders. What do these forms of hate have in common with the past, including the Dreyfus Affair and the Vichy regime? Is there a specificity of French antisemitism? How globalized are contemporary antisemitic dynamics?

 

About the speaker

Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac is a research fellow at Paris VIII University. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences sociales (EHESS) and teaches at SciencesPo Paris. He is the author of Le CRIF: De la Résistance juive à la tentation du lobby (2011), a study of the central federation of French Jewish organizations. 

His current research focuses on minority politics and antisemitism in contemporary France.

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