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Tietz Lecture on Addressing Antisemitism 2021



Senior Fellow Alexander Busold and his colleagues from the Her.Tietz Initiative organized a lecture on Antisemitism and Conspiracy Theories in Times of Covid 19.

Antisemitism in Germany never went away. During the Corona pandemic Antisemitic conspiracy theories have only gained momentum and are increasingly carried into the public sphere. This Antisemitic hate speech creates violence, even before the pandemic: between 2017 and 2019 alone, the number of annual acts of Antisemitic violence in Germany doubled. To protect and strengthen fair and equal democracy, we must act – and take decisive action against old and new forms of Antisemitism. The Tietz Lecture will discuss what action we, as a community, can take.

Due to the Corona pandemic, the panel discussion and Q&A will be hosted online (in German, with simultaneous translation into English). Viewers can ask questions and are invited to join the discussion live via the online tool Slido.

On the event „Tietz Lecture on Addressing Antisemitism“
The annual lecture series is named after the Jewish merchant Oscar Tietz, founder of the department store chain “Hermann Tietz” (the name of which was later changed to “Hertie”). In the 1930s, the Nazis forced the Tietz family out of their company through a series of Antisemitic repressions. The Her.Tietz Initiative wants to keep the family’s memory alive.

The event took place virtually on Oct 14, 2021 06:00 PM CET.

For more information about the webinar and guest speakers, click here.

Click here to re-watch the event.