Delivered in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Australia, Antisemitism: What, When & Why will explore the controversial topic of antisemitism. This two-session short course will be an opportunity to learn what antisemitism is, when it began, and how it has evolved over the years into its current state.
Assuming no prior knowledge, this teacher learning opportunity covers a chronology of antisemitism and explores the roles that ordinary citizens, local / national law, leaders and the church have in implementing and promoting intolerant mindsets.
Examining how the face of antisemitism has evolved over the years, Paul Forgasz will explain its impact on propaganda, violence, population shifts and ultimately the Holocaust. Views on both sides of the spectrum will be referenced and discussed in order to understand contemporary antisemitism as well as Islamic fundamentalism.
Both primary and secondary sources will be used, allowing teachers to apply these rich learning materials in their own classrooms.