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Prof. Robert Solomon Wistrich
Head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem 91905 Israel
Robert Solomon Wistrich holds the Neuberger chair for Modern European History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. He was recently awarded for Lifetime Achievement by the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (The JSA).
He is the author and editor of 29 books, several of which have won international awards. These include Socialism and the Jews (Oxford University Press, 1985) which received the American Jewish Committee award, The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph (OUP, 1991) which won the Austrian State Prize for Danubian History and Antisemitism, the Longest Hatred (Pantheon, 1992) which received the H.H. Wingate Prize for non-fiction in the UK. It was also the basis for the PBS film documentary which Professor Wistrich scripted and co-edited. Among his recent books are: Hitler and the Holocaust (Random House, 2001) and the co-edited volume Nietzsche. Godfather of fascism? (Princeton, 2002).
Between 1999 and 2001 Professor Wistrich was one of six scholars who were appointed to an international Catholic-Jewish historical commission to examine the wartime record of Pope Pius the XII. More recently, in June 2003, he initiated and acted as Chief Historical Advisor for a BBC film documentary on contemporary Muslim antisemitism, entitled “Blaming the Jews”.
Since 2003, he has edited the research journal Antisemitism International and the Posen Papers in Contemporary Antisemitism. In 2007 he published Laboratory of World Destruction. Germans and Jews in Central Europe (Univ. of Nebraska Press).
He's Book A Lethal Obsession: Antisemitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad was recently awarded the Best Book of the Year Prize by the editors of the New-York based Journal for the Study of Antisemitism who described Prof. Wistrich “as the leading scholar in the field of antisemitism study”.
Prof. Wistrich’s newest book entitled From Ambivalence to Betrayal. The Left, the Jews and Israel, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press at the end of April 2012.
Robert's Latest Interviews and Articles:
An article by Dominic Lawson - The Sunday Times
"Wagner at 200: Not your garden-variety Jew hater" - The Times of Israel
jpost opinion column - "How not to fight anti-Semitism"
An interview on the Knesset TV Channel about Margaret Thatcher
An interview on the TV program "The Butterfly Effect"
A lecture about "Modern Antisemitism" at Yad Vashem (2013)
A lecture about "Christian Antisemitism" (Paris 2013)
Reshet B - The International Hour with Oren Nahari (January 29, 2013)
Jewish Virtual Library Pub. - Parallel Lines: Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century
THE JERUSALEM REPORT - Expropriating the Holocaust
JTA.org - Op-Ed: How the contemporary left can reclaim its moral authority
Reshet B - the occasion of 60-Year Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
The Times of Israel - Blind in one eye: Galtung and the toxic European left
Reshet B - the occasion of 67 years to Germany's surrender in WWII
Semanario Hebreo Newspaper
Folha Newspaper (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Intermountain Jewish News (Denver, USA)
Reformatorisch Dagblad (Netherlands)