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Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Persian Projections

The Anti-Semitism of the Iranian Regime

Lecture (in German) with

Dr Ulrike Marz (University of Rostock)

Chair: Dr Stephan Grigat

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 06:30 PM

Jewish Museum Vienna
Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Note: Event held in German!

Anti-Semitism is a central element in the ideology of the Iranian regime. In a classic projection of his own global craving for power, revolutionary leader Khomeini believed that he had to combat the establishment of the “Jewish world state” imagined by him in his essay The Islamic State. Iranian anti-Semitism is a modern ideology working with anti-modern content and modern means.

The talk describes how the Jews living in Iran today are a minority suffering from systematic discrimination. It analyzes the Holocaust denial by prominent figures in the Iranian regime and discusses the inflammatory Protocols of the Elders of Zion translated into Farsi in 1978. It shows how Iranian propaganda against the “Zionists” is framed in the conspiracy-theory rhetoric of classic anti-Semitism.

Dr Ulrike Marz is a researcher in the Institute of Sociology, University of Rostock, and author of Kritik des islamischen Antisemitismus: Zur gesellschaftlichen Genese und Semantik des Antisemitismus in der Islamischen Republik Iran (LIT-Verlag 2014)

Organized by STOP THE BOMB in cooperation with Jewish Museum Vienna



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