Antisemitism: An Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution


Madigan K, Levy RS, Bell DP, Donahue WC, Morse J, Shevitz AH, Stillman NA ed. Antisemitism: An Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution . ABC-Clio; 2005.
 Antisemitism: An Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution



*Booklist Starred Review

This work deserves special praise for providing scrupulously objective information without moralizing about this very painful topic. The text is enhanced with black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Edited by an academic authority who has both contributed several essays and translated some entries from German, this outstanding resource is an essential reference source for general readers, students, and scholars. Highly recommended. —Donald Altschille, Boston University, author of Hate Crimes

A contingent of international, well-versed scholars…have contributed to the compendium…To my knowledge, this work is the first of its kind on this topic and provides a wealth of information and new and surprising facts that would benefit any scholar interested in the topic…Of all the entries, those on the "Judensau" [by Kevin Madigan], "masculinity," and "Thomas Mann" are particularly striking. The Judensau is not only shocking for its disgusting depiction of Jews feeding on the teats of a pig, sucking on the pigs' tail, and licking its posterior, but also for its open representations in German cathedrals and on the Sachsenhauer Bridge in Frankfurt am Main (p. 388).—Michael Chad Wallo, Central Michigan University

Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution is a work of sound and sober scholarship that is likely to become the standard reference encyclopedia on the subject. It belongs on the reference shelves of high school, public, academic, and special libraries, as well as in the library collections of individual religious congregations.—Sally Moffitt

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