Manifestations of Antisemitism in the Visegrad countries 2019


In 2016, the Tom Lantos Institute began its research project titled ‘Manifestations of Modern Antisemitism in the Visegrad Region’. TLI’s report on ‘Modern Antisemitism in the Visegrád Countries’, published in 2017, explored the different forms of contemporary antisemitism in the region and the extent to which they were present in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia between 2010 and 2016.

Considering the region’s historical and political similarities, in 2018, we initiated a more comprehensive study of modern antisemitism in the four countries, and of the relationship between its different subtypes, using online focus groups. In the first phase of the inquiry, Hungarian, Polish, Czech and Slovakian researchers studied the different manifestations of conspiratorial antisemitism. In 2019, the research focused on secondary antisemitism, i.e. Holocaust distortion and denial, and in 2020 we plan to examine how new antisemitism is manifested in the region.

The online focus group research carried out in 2019 and 2020 has been co-financed by the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance (IHRA).