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Antisemitism in the US at the End of the War and in its Aftermath: Attitudes towards Displaced Persons

Françoise Ouzan

1 בינו׳ 2003

Antisemitism Worldwide

Antisemitism has not been a major feature of the historical development of the United States. No law has ever existed allowing discrimiation of any religion, including Judaism. Some historians have even considered antisemitism a by-product of other problems such as "nativism,"—the animosity of native born white Americans toward all foreigners. Yet, as Oscar Handlin noticed, Jews were unique among foreigners since they were,"the most prominent and the most vulnerable minorities discriminated against."

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