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Early success: The fight against The International Jew

"The International Jew," a classic anti-Semitic tract published by Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent in the 1920s, is an enduring cause of hate throughout the world, and had an especially destructive influence in the 1920s through the respectability conferred upon it by the august Henry Ford himself. That it did not manage to cause more harm was due largely to the successful battle fought against it by the Jewish community.

Hungary declares Holocaust denial a criminal offense.

The Hungarian Parliament passed the law criminalizing Holocaust denial on February 22nd and President Laszlo Solyom approved the law on March 10th. It will go into effect 30 days after the approval.

Berlin to Open ‘Topography of Terror’ Museum

Five years after Berlin opened a Holocaust Memorial in the center of the city, government officials have announced they will inaugurate a major new museum targeting Nazi criminals, AFP reports.

Russian Government to Distribute Book on Holocaust to Youth

Russian has decided to distribute a book about the Holocaust for its government-funded youth program.

Russia to Build Holocaust Memorial

During their meeting on February 16th, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Russia intends to build a Holocaust museum.

Britain to Open Nation’s First Anti-Semitism Academic Institute

Britain will open its first academic institute devoted entirely to the study of anti-Semitism, according to the Times.

Hungary Mulls Outlawing Holocaust Denial

Hungary’s Socialist party has announced it will try to pass legislation that makes Holocaust denial a crime, punishable by three years in prison.

Jewish War Veterans Act

In mid-2001, a Florida congressman launched an effort to grant what he believed was a long overdue recognition of war heroism.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated Across the Globe

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being commemorated throughout the world today, from major ceremonies at Auschwitz to smaller events in New Zealand.

2009 Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism Conference Commences

Expectations are high with the first day of the 2009 Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism over.

The event was opened by conference chair and Director of the Department for Combating Anti-Semitism Aviva Raz Schechter. She has brought together leaders from across the globe to discuss and tackle the disease that is Anti-Semitism.

Italy: Mayor calls on professor to resign over anti-Semitic blog

An Italian professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Antonio Caracciolo, has sparked controversy after describing the Holocaust as a “legend” and claiming that gas chambers “are one of many ‘truths’ which need to be verified.”

EU Report: Anti-Semitism: Summary Overview of the Situation in the European Union 2001-2008

The European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights released a report titled Anti-Semitism: Summary Overview of the Situation in the European Union 2001-2008 in February 2009. The report presents a wealth of data and statistics on anti-Semitic incidents within the EU in the years 2001 to 2008, with detailed statistics on incidents in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, along with anecdotal reports on Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain.

2009 Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism

The 2009 Global Forum for Combating anti-Semitism will take place from December 16-17 in Jerusalem to address the problems of global anti-Semitism and methods to approach this dilemma.

FBI Reports an Increase in Attacks Against Jews

According to an FBI report released on November 23rd of 2009, Jews and Jewish institutions are the most likely group to be a target of religious-based hate crimes.

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