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Anti-semitism

An American Girl: Problems of Prejudice(1958)

The story of a teenage girl who starts wearing a Jewish charm bracelet that she received for her birthday. She then begins to experience anti-semitism and prejudice first hand from her friends at high school and in the community. Produced by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. 30 min. ;

Anti-semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence

Today, parts of the world are experiencing a dramatic resurgence of anti-Semitism--from hate propaganda to vandalism to attacks on Jews themselves. Reports from research groups indicate a major increase in anti-Semitic incidents since the year 2000, with the worldwide annual average number of major violent incidents nearly doubling from 1990s levels. It is particularly severe in Western Europe, where research shows that since the year 2000, Muslim and Arab youths were increasingly responsbile for attacks against Jews and Jewish properties.

Blood in the Face.

Documents behind-the-scenes activities and individual philosophies and views of members of today's far right movement. Reveals the workings of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, the Aryan Nations, and David Duke. Based on the reporting of James Ridgeway, author of the book Blood in the face. Directed by Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, and James Ridgeway (MAIN: E184.A1 R482 1990; MOFF: E184.A1 R482 1990). 1991. 77 min. ;

Defamation: Anti-Semitism, The Movie

Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative and at times irreverent quest to answer the question: What is anti-Semitism today? Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum and traveling to places like Auschwitz and Brooklyn, Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today. Directed by Yoav Shamir. 2009. 91 min.

Don't Be a Sucker (1943)

"Financed and produced by the United States War Department, and shot at the Warners studio, although it was distributed through all of the major studios' film exchanges and also by National Screen Services free to the theatre exhibitors: A young, healthy American Free Mason is taken in by the message of a soap-box orator who asserts that all good jobs in the United States are being taken by the so-called minorities, domestic and foreign.

Ethnic Fault Lines

The first segment tracks the influence of old ethnic hatreds and fears through the rise of neo-Nazi groups targeting Jews and gypsies which threaten human rights in Hungary. The second segment previews film entries in the 1993 Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast May 5, 1993. 50 min. ea.

Ever Again

Examines the resurgence of violent anti-Semitism in Europe and its connection to international terrorism currently threatening the entire world. Exposes the dangerous Islamic extremism and culture of death being preached from mosques of Europe's major cities and the new neo Nazism spreading from Germany across the continent. It documents the anti-Semitic roots of recent terrorist attacks in Madrid and London which left hundreds dead and thousands wounded. It examines the shift from the traditional anti-Semitism of the right to the new anti-Semitism of the extreme left.

Jewish Discrimination, Racism & Antisemitism Films

A compilation of some of the rarest films produced in the 1940s and 1950s pertaining to Judaism, anti-semitism, religious discrimination toward Judaism, national origin discrimination and racism in America. Contents: American girl, Pts. I, II and III (28 min) -- Don't be a sucker (17 min.) -- Let us break Bread, Pts. I and II (26 min.) -- What about prejudice? (11 min.) American Girl: An American girl pretends to be Jewish to see what happens and how she is treated. She quickly finds out how prevalent racism and anti-Semitism are in the United States.

Marquette Park

Footage taken by independent filmmakers Tom Palazollo and Mark Rance of American Nazi party rallies, police clashes, and mobs. The three film clips, presented without commentary, show the Nazis' attempts during the late 1970's to hold outdoor rallies and marches in and around the Marquette Park area of Chicago, Illinois, in favor of "white power". Also shown are the Nazis' attempts to prevent a march and rally by Blacks and Jews opposing them. Produced by Tom Palazzolo and Mark Rance. 62 min.

Nazi America: A Secret History

After Germany's defeat in WWII exposed the horrors of the Nazi regime, Nazism in America became a threat that could no longer be ignored. Traces the story behind the American Nazi Party and the many neo-Nazi parties which are still active in the U.S. today. Interviews with party members reveal why these groups continue to embrace a cause that has been universally reviled and rejected, while law enforcement officers discuss the spread of racially motivated crime in America. Originally broadcast on the History Channel in 1999. 100 min.

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