A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism
by Israel B. Bitton
The only comprehensive resource of its kind, featuring interactive Augmented Reality bonus content for immersive learning.
“[This] is an important book to help one to better understand the long pervasive history of global antisemitism. It is also a very important tool for teachers and all those who need to understand it in order to combat it. Order it and add it to your library.”
Abraham H. Foxman
Anti-Defamation League, Director 1987- 2015, Holocaust survivor
“This book has the potential to be a powerful instrument of memory for a generation for whom it is urgent. It offers every reader the opportunity to transform its lessons into a way of life and into a commitment to fighting intolerance and blind hatred in whatever form they may take.”
President Isaac Herzog,
President of the State of Israel
Highly Visual & Engaging
Unit Introductions & Summaries
Questions & Reflections
Spot the Problem
Did You Know?
“A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism is a useful and important work presenting the continuum of vile Jew hatred over the ages. It presents a compelling, historic, tragic, and heartbreaking picture of antisemitism and leaves no room for doubt with regard to the trials and tribulations which Jews have confronted. This book should be required reading by those who seek to eradicate this scourge and educate the public of its dangers.”
Ambassador David Friedman
U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2017–2021), author of Sledgehammer: How Breaking With the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East
“This book comes at a time it is needed most and should be required reading for Jewish students and all students of Jewish history. Only by grasping the history of this hatred, can we expose, fight, and eradicate it.”
Ambassador Gilad Erdan
Israel’s 18th Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Augmented Reality Objects & Videos
As an added feature, Augmented Reality technology allows readers to use their phones (and a free app) to scan highlighted areas and reveal a trove of bonus contents such as archival footage, animations, official documents, and 3D objects that offer immersive perspectives on historical landmarks. Each page comes alive when you download the FREE app to bring the images to life with 50? augmented reality models throughout the book.
The World Is In Crisis
Antisemitism, the “longest hatred,” is rearing its ugliest heads, again.
Although much has been written about the subject, very little has been done to educate the public specifically about antisemitism―existing curricula are either outdated or not comprehensive, and none are designed to be engaging, especially to the younger audiences that need to learn this subject most.
A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism aims to fill that glaring gap, not merely as a history textbook but as an epidemiological study that analyzes the pathology of the antisemitism virus from ancient to modern times: when, where, and how did antisemitism first emerge? How did the disease of Jew-hatred spread so far and wide? Why has the hateful virus proven so resilient over time?
The goal of this highly visual book is thus not merely to inform of what has already transpired, but to empower individuals to make sense of the avalanche of anti-Jewish invective in real-time.
Israel B. Bitton
Executive director of Americans Against Antisemitism
Israel is also the author of a forthcoming study on anti-Jewish hate crimes, Chosen for Hate (and Love): A Qualitative, Explanatory Analysis of NYPD Hate Crime Data (Nov. 2022).
“This distinctive textbook, through its contemporary incorporation of multimedia and its inviting design, should be standard for all those seeking to be adequately informed in order to repel the scourge of antisemitism from our midst.”
Chairman, World Zionist Organization
“In this age of media and social media misinformation, scapegoating, anti-Zionist bullying on campus, disproportionate hate crimes against Jews, and the still insidious manifestations of Holocaust denial, A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism could not have come at a better and more essential time. It is the ultimate remedy and primer against the growing ignorance about Jew-hatred and the blood libels against the Jewish state.”
Novelist, essayist, law professor and author of The Golems of Gotham and Saving Free Speech . . .from Itself.
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“Jews have been fighting antisemitism since time immemorial. It is a virus that is ever-changing and one that has caused great tragedy. Worryingly we have seen an alarming rise in antisemitism in the last decade, and it is our duty to educate and empower ourselves to ensure we can counter falsehoods and stamp out old hatreds. A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism is an impactful work that clearly and creatively explains the concept of antisemitism, its history, how it manifests itself in society, and what we must do to combat it. Informative and engaging and I highly recommend it.”
Ambassador Danny Danon
Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Chairman of World Likud
“Antisemitism is the world’s oldest form of hate. It has a sad and long history that deserves to be told, not only because of its relevance to the past, but also because it tragically continues in the present. Dov Hikind and Americans Against Antisemitism have done a great service by presenting Israel B. Bitton’s A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism. It comprehensively and accurately takes us through the timeline of discrimination, bias, and hate toward the Jewish people, all around the world and throughout time. It dispels the myths and transmits the facts and truth enabling good people to call out and confront this pernicious hate.”
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
Boca Raton Synagogue