Top Ten Surprises About Campus Anti-Semitism
The Brandeis Brief
July 2013

July's issue of the Brandeis Brief debunks myths and provides interesting information about anti-Semitism on college campuses, while also exploring anti-Semitism through an historical perspective. Andrew Loeb describes LDB's new campus anti-Semitism fact sheet and presents a list of the top ten surprises about campus anti-Semitism. Rafael Medoff's widely read article, "The Truth About FDR and the Jews," analyzes an event seventy years ago when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill sat down to discuss the troublesome question of the Jews. Harold Brackman discusses the 'Nazification' of Germany's universities, which happened eighty years ago this month. Finally, Christina Gathman writes about LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus' recent appearance on the Edwin Black Show.


Campus Anti-Semitism Fact Sheet Invaluable to Jewish Students

Andrew Loeb, Brandeis Blog


The Brandeis Center has just released an important new resource for Jewish American college students, The Louis D. Brandeis Center's Short Guide to the Law Against Campus Anti-Semitism. The Short Guide is a Fact Sheet on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Over 40% of Jewish American college students have admitted to experiencing or being aware of anti-Semitism on their campus, but not many know that they do not just have to stand idly by as they are discriminated against. Crafted by Brandeis Center staff attorney Danit Sibovits, the Fact Sheet shines a light on underused processes available to victims of anti-Semitic biases and sentiments, while helping identify what actually constitutes such an incident.


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Top Ten Surprises About Campus Anti-Semitism

Andrew Loeb, Brandeis Blog


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Some people might react with skepticism when told that when examining college campuses in the United States, there has been a noticeable resurgence of anti-Semitic incidents, but the trend exists regardless. The Brandeis Center has compiled this list of facts that may surprise some about campus anti-Semitism.


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The Truth About FDR and the Jews

Rafael Medoff, Brandeis Blog



Seventy years ago last month, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill sat down for lunch at the White House. As they ate, they reviewed the war effort and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point the conversation touched upon the nettlesome question of the Jews.

Kenneth L. Marcus on Campus Anti-Semitism

Christina Gathman, Brandeis Blog


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Kenneth Marcus recently went on The Edwin Black Show to discuss the anti-Israel de-legitimization, or BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) movement. Mr. Marcus, in particular, was able to address what is happening on college campuses in regards to this BDS movement. According to Mr. Marcus, this problem is repeatedly presenting itself on America's college campuses all around the country.


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An Ominous Anniversary: Germany's Universities Were "Nazified" Eighty Years Ago

Harold Brackman, Brandeis Blog


This year is the eightieth anniversary of the "Nazification" of Germany's universities.

In 1946, Yiddish scholar Max Weinrich's "Hitler's Professors" exposed the universities' shame. Now, Yvonne Sherratt's "Hitler's Philosophers" revisits it.


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In This Issue
Title VI Fact Sheet
Top Ten Surprises
FDR and the Jews
Kenneth L. Marcus on Campus Anti-Semitism
Germany's Universities
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