The Study of Antisemitism in Finland Past : Present, and Future

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Ahonen , P , Muir , S & Silvennoinen , O 2020 , The Study of Antisemitism in Finland Past : Present, and Future . in J Adams & C Heß (eds) , Antisemitism in the North : History and State of Research . Religious Minorities in the North , no. 1 , de Gruyter , Berlin , pp. 139-154 . https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110634822-009

Title: The Study of Antisemitism in Finland Past : Present, and Future
Author: Ahonen, Paavo; Muir, Simo; Silvennoinen, Oula
Editor: Adams, Jonathan; Heß, Cordelia
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology
University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures
University of Helsinki, History
Publisher: de Gruyter
Date: 2020
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Antisemitism in the North History and State of Research
Belongs to series: Religious Minorities in the North
ISBN: 978-3-11-063193-7
978-3-11-063482-2
978-3-11-063228-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308679
Abstract: Finland’s vulnerable postwar position impacted interpretations of its wartime history. This is likely the reason why the study of antisemitism was marginal or almost non-existent in twentieth-century Finland. The lack of research led to a widespread view that antisemitism was a marginal phenomenon in Finnish society, both before and during the Second World War. In the last twenty years there have been a growing number of studies making it clear that this was not the case - Finland was no exception when it came to antisemitism. This article will present the history of the study of antisemitism in Finland from three different vantage points: (1) fascism and the Holocaust, (2) religion and the Church, and (3) from the perspective of Finnish Jews, via several case studies of latent antisemitism.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
5141 Sociology
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