Items filtered by date: June 2016
Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:37

Downplaying and Denying the Holocaust

Although our knowledge of the Holocaust is based on historical evidence, in antisemitic speech, the mass murder is often downplayed and denied. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:01

Meaning without saying

It is possible to say things without actually saying them. On such occasions, messages are only suggested, conveyed — or, implicated instead of being directly expressed. 

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:40

Victim-abuser reversal

Antisemitism discriminates against Jews simply because they are Jews. However, the idea of victimising a group of people just because of their ethnic background may sound too overtly racist to many.

Friday, 03 June 2016 14:45

Soros and Rothschild

By referring to these names, some speakers use an old rhetorical trick, synecdoche, which allows them to voice anti-Jewish hatred and, at the same time, deny antisemitism. They talk about the whole (Jews) by referring only to a part of it (Soros or Rothschild). 

Linguistic Self-Defence Guide Against Antisemitism

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