Yad Vashem online course: Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present

Friday, 5 October, 2018

Yad Vashem recently developed a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the history of antisemitism titled: "Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present". Running on the FutureLearn online educational platform, the course brings together 50 leading researchers and public figures from all over the world - historians, sociologists, linguists, philosophers, and political scientists, as well as policy makers, and religious leaders.

Together they explore major questions and issues relating to antisemitism, from its roots until our times today, including: The nature of hate; antisemitism in the Middle Ages; Nazi ideology and the Holocaust; antisemitism in the contemporary Far-right and Far-left; Holocaust denial; anti-Zionism; the distinction between antisemitism and legitimate criticism toward the State of Israel; antisemitism in the Islamic and Arab world; online hate; the ways and spheres in which antisemitism is confronted today.

The course examines current events as well related to antisemitism such as: the BDS movement, the British Labour Party, the Alt-Right in the United States, the recent legislation on the Institute for National Remembrance in Poland, among many others.

Following the success of the first round of the course this summer (over 7,000 students from around the world), Yad Vashem has decided to launch a second one, which is currently running on the FutureLearn website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/antisemitism/2

The free online course of Yad Vashem is now open for registration. Register now