Robert S. Wistrich

Robert S. Wistrich

Robert Solomon Wistrich (born 1945) is the Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the head of the University's Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism.

Early life

Wistrich was born in Lenger, Kazakhstan in 1945. [ Robert Wistrich] , Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences website, accessed August 21, 2006.] His parents were leftist Polish Jews who moved to Lviv in 1940 to escape rampant anti-Semitism; however, they found Soviet totalitarianism little better. In 1942 they moved to Kazakhstan, where Wistrich's father was imprisoned twice by the NKVD. [ [ "The Jedwabne Affair"] , The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University, accessed August 21, 2006.]

Professional career

Wistrich received his Ph.D. from the University of London, and is the author and editor of 23 books, including "Socialism and the Jews" (1982); "The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph" (1989), which won the Austrian State Prize for Danubian History; and "Antisemitism, the Longest Hatred" (1992), which was awarded the H. H. Wingate Prize for non-fiction in the UK.

He was one of six scholars who sat on an international Catholic-Jewish historical commission from 1999 to 2001 to examine the wartime record of Pope Pius XII. [ [ "Robert Wistrich"] , NATIV online, retrieved August 20, 2006.]


elected books

*"Revolutionary Jews from Marx to Trotsky". Barnes & Noble Books, 1976. ISBN 0-06-497806-0
*"The Left Against Zion".Vallentine Mitchell & Co, 1979. ISBN 0-85303-199-1
*"Socialism and the Jews". Oxford University Press, 1982.
*"Trotsky: Fate of a Revolutionary". Stein & Day, 1982. ISBN 0-8128-2774-0
*"The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph". Oxford University Press, 1989.
*"Between Redemption and Perdition: Modern Antisemitism and Jewish Identity". Routledge, 1990. ISBN 0-415-04233-X
*"Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in the Contemporary World". New York University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-8147-9237-5
*"Antisemitism, the Longest Hatred". Pantheon, 1992.
*"Who's Who in Nazi Germany". Routledge, 1995. ISBN 0-415-12723-8
*"Terms of Survival". Routledge, 1995. ISBN 0-415-10056-9
*"Weekend in Munich: Art, Propaganda and Terror in the Third Reich" (with Luke Holland). Trafalgar Square, 1996. ISBN 1-85793-318-4
*"Demonizing the Other: Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia". Routledge, 1999. ISBN 90-5702-497-7
*"Hitler and the Holocaust". Random House, 2001.
*"Nietzsche: Godfather of Fascism?" Princeton, 2002.
* "Islamic Judeophobia: An Existential Threat", in Muhammad's Monsters, Balfour Books, 2004, editor David Bukay.

elected papers

*PDFlink| [ "Muslim Anti-Semitism: A Clear and Present Danger"] |3.48 MiB , American Jewish Committee, 2002.
*PDFlink| [ "The Old-New Anti-Semitism"] , "The National Interest", Number 72, Summer 2003.
**also [ "The Old-New Anti-Semitism"] .
* [ "Islamic Judeophobia: An Existential Threat"] , NATIV online, Volume 2, 2004.
* [ "Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism"] , Jewish Political Studies Review 16:3-4, Fall 2004.
*PDFlink| [ "European Anti-Semitism Reinvents Itself"] |2.62 MiB , American Jewish Committee, 2005.
* [ "The Jedwabne Affair"] , The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University.


Further reading

*Gerstenfeld, Manfred. [ "Something rotten in the State of Europe: Anti-Semitism as a Civilizational Pathology"] , an interview with Robert Wistrich, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 1, 2004.
* [ "Viewpoints: Anti-Semitism and Europe"] , includes comment from Robert Wistrich, BBC, December 3, 2003.

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