Antisemitism in Germany's "New Right." A History of the Present

Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The rise of a right-wing populist movement and the political successes of the Alternative für Deutschland have been accompanied by a number of public scandals and charges related to antisemitism. While intellectuals of the "New Right" insist on their dissociation from any form of Nazim and racial thought, critics point to the inherent antisemitism of völkisch thought, to the ambivalent relation to Germany's National Socialist past, and to the "New Right's" rejection of the established memorial culture of the Holocaust. Using recent examples as well as historical references, Marcus Funck will discuss the public discourse on antisemitism among the "New Right."

Marcus Funck, historian, is a research associate and Graduate Program Director at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism, Technische Universität Berlin. From 2006 to 2010, he was the DAAD Visiting Professor at the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University. He is the co-editor of the Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung.