Why is anti-Semitism prohibited?


Group-related misanthropy towards Jews.

Certain groups of people are marginalized and devalued more often than others. Such an exclusion is called: group-related misanthropy.

That means being hostile to anyone belonging to a particular group.

All members of the group are said to have certain bad qualities. You don't have to know the individual then. You think: He or she belongs to this group. Then he or she must also have these certain bad qualities.

People who are anti-Semitic are hostile to Jews. These people are called anti-Semites. They want to marginalize Jews. Judaism is a religion and a way of life for people.
When something goes bad in the world, the anti-Semites claim: the Jews are to blame. They also lie and make up something to accuse Jews.

Anti-Semitism can take several forms. People abuse or abuse Jews. Lies are told about Jews. Sometimes anti-Semitism also shows itself through violence against Jews. In the past and today people were only murdered because they were Jews.

Anti-Semitism has always existed in history and in different regions of the world. The worst form of anti-Semitism existed in Germany during the Nazi era.
From 1933 to 1945 one party was in power in Germany. This party is called the NSDAP or "the National Socialists" for short. The leader of the party was Adolf Hitler. Hitler ruled as a dictator. That means he was allowed to determine everything.

Hitler and the National Socialists were anti-Semites. They persecuted and killed the Jews in Germany and Europe. Many millions of Jews have been murdered. This genocide is also called the Holocaust or the Shoah.

In Germany it is forbidden to discriminate against people because of their beliefs or their origins.
The Basic Law says: "Nobody may be disadvantaged or preferred because of their gender, their origin, their race, their language, their homeland and origin, their beliefs, their religious or political views."

Anti-Semitism disadvantages Jews. This disadvantage is prohibited in the Basic Law. Nonetheless, there is still anti-Semitism today.

Where does the term anti-Semitism come from?

The term consists of the words 'anti' and 'semitism'. Another word for 'anti' is the word 'against'. Semites are a group of different peoples. All of these peoples speak a Semitic language. Semitic languages ​​are for example:
Hebrew is the language of the Jews. Literally translated, anti-Semitism actually means "against the Semites". But what is meant is only hostility towards Jews. So anti-Semitism is hostility towards people who belong to Judaism. For example, it does not mean hostility towards Arabs or Ethiopians.

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