Antisemitism Essay Topics

Synoptic Unit: What Does English Literature Tell Us About Inequality?

Inequality in literature is continuously portrayed through poems, plays and novels. The author uses story lines to express his/her view, or a common opinion, on inequality. In my three choices of literature, The Merchant of Venice, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Children Should Not Have to Be Homeless, the inequalities shown are about… View Article

Anti-Semitism in the West from Constantine

Anti-Semitism is defined as prejudice or discrimination against, and persecution of, the Jews as an ethnic group. Historically, this has been practiced for many different reasons, by the ancient Egyptians before the Exodus, under the Babylonian Captivity in 586 B. C. E. and for almost 2,000 years by European Christians. Anti-Semitism was a tenet of… View Article

Las Siete Partidas: Laws on Jews, 1265

Las Siete Partidas was a work commissioned by King Alfonso X in 1265. It introduced law codes which only took effect in Castile a century later. These law codes, which were based on earlier feudal, civil, and canon laws, were hostile to Jews. The conditions placed on Muslim Moors, however, were even more severe than… View Article

Holocaust Survivor

One of the many important and most memorable incidents of World War Two would be the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, the Germans who were known as the Nazis, considered the Jews to be “enemy aliens”. As part of this, the Nazis thought that “Aryans” were a master race. Therefore, they decided to destroy the Jewish… View Article

Cultural Experience

1. The museum I visited was the Smithsonian mem orial holocaust museum in DC. http://www.ushmm.org/ 2. The museum had very informational facts of the challenges faced for victims of the holocaust. There are many educational pieces all throughout the museum. 3. Upon entering the holocaust museum, you will notice the dim lights and eerie sounds coming… View Article

The Origin Of Rice

Kernels- a whole seed grain, as of wheat or corn; small piece Wandering- moving from place to place without a fixed plan; roaming; rambling: Banquet- a lavish meal; feast; a ceremonious public dinner, especially one honoring a person, benefiting a charity, etc. Winnow- to free (grain) from the lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc., especially… View Article

A Reflection Paper on Night by Elie Wiesel

Night, an autobiography by Eliezer Weisel, recounts his experience of being a Jew in the Holocaust during the early 1840’s. The story explores the escalation of fear in the Jews and its overriding presence in their lives, Eliezer’s crisis of faith, and the loss of humanity in the Jewish people including the numerous images of… View Article

The story of blima

Blima is a young girl- 20 years old. Her highest education is 8th grade, which she has learned basic knowledge. She was currently working in a small bakery shop. It was the year 1936, where most girls are promised in marriage at a young age. Then there was Adele, she was like a twin sister… View Article

R v. Zundel – In Depth Case Analysis

Thesis Statement: The Dictionary of Canadian Law defines the term “freedom of expression” as “Permitting free expression to the end of promoting truth, political or social participation, and self-fulfilment. That purpose extends to the protection of minority beliefs which the majority regard as wrong or false.” R. v. Zundel. It was fair Unlawful Profile of… View Article

Critical Lens Essay on the book Night by Elie Wiesel

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” That quote is from Elie Wiesel in his Nobel Peace Prize Speech. I agree with the quotation. In the story Night by Elie Wiesel, many elements correspond to the quote and to the idea of silence… View Article

Armistice: Nazi Germany and Gus

The persecution or unfair treatment of a race can have major affects on people of that nationality. It is almost as if they are experiencing it themselves. It can be very hard for someone outside of this race to understand these people’s feelings. As evident in the story “Armistice,” by Bernard Malamud, this can form… View Article

“Night” by Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, a famed author and survivor of the Holocaust stated quite simply that anyone who witnessed a crime, and did nothing to stop it is just as guilty as the one committing it. Elie Wiesel learned a lot about man’s nature by surviving the Holocaust, but his statement about a bystander being just as… View Article

Who is responsible for the Holocaust?

Holocaust is a “Greek word meaning, ‘destruction of an entirety; a whole’” (Berry Notes). The Holocaust usually refers to a time in Germany when Adolf Hitler was Chancellor, and he and his many followers killed around six million Jewish people, as well as around six million others. We can see the beginnings of Hitler’s theories… View Article

Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

The persecution of specific races has always been existent, and throughout history, the Jewish religion has suffered most from it. They were convicted of heresy, and often killed because of their beliefs. Such is the kind of racial discrimination toward Shylock, the Jewish character in “The Merchant of Venice.” Some believe that the character as… View Article

Prejudice in the Merchant of Venice

Prejudice is a significant theme in The Merchant of Venice. This is expresses at various occasions throughout the novel. One of the most significant examples of prejudice in this novel is the Anti-Semitic views of the Christian citizens in Venice. A second act of prejudice in The Merchant of Venice occurs when the Prince of… View Article

Mordechai Richler’s book “Son of a smaller hero”

If I were to base my opinion of Jewish people solely on Mordechai Richler’s “Son of a Smaller Hero”, I would probably start wearing a Swastika on my arm and pledging my allegiance to the fuehrer. Richler characterizes Jews as a people who have an enormous lust for money, women, and power. Richler delivers a… View Article

The Loss of Humanity: The Dehumanization of the Jews

Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night is based on his experiences in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the Second World War. Having grown up an Orthodox Jew in the Hungarian village of Sighet, Wiesel and his family was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 where his mother and youngest sister were immediately sent to… View Article

Image Analysis on Maus

Some said they were too powerful, some said they were too different. Words like ‘inferior’, ‘outsiders’, and ‘scapegoat’ were their labels. Those not afraid of them would ask: Did you actually cause the Black Plague? What about the spread of AIDS in Europe? Did you kill Jesus Christ? Regardless of how peacefully they walked down… View Article

Abandonment in Night by Elie Weisel

In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie betrayed himself, his religion, customs, values, and even his father, if only in his own mind. Betrayal was a major aspect of life for Jews in the Holocaust, especially Elie. Elie felt betrayed by the Germans for treating Jews like they weren’t humans and taking away the… View Article

In times of conflict

Conflict is both certain and unavoidable. Although conflict is mostly a terrible thing, it is because of conflict that the true nature of ordinary people is seen. The way people behave in times of conflict show who we are and how we are seen in civilization. There are some who, motivated by fear, conduct themselves… View Article