The Study of Antisemitism in Finland Past: Present, and Future

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Finland’s vulnerable postwar position impacted interpretations of its wartime history. This is likely the reason why the study of antisemitism was marginal or almost non-existent in twentieth-century Finland. The lack of research led to a widespread view that antisemitism was a marginal phenomenon in Finnish society, both before and during the Second World War. In the last twenty years there have been a growing number of studies making it clear that this was not the case - Finland was no exception when it came to antisemitism. This article will present the history of the study of antisemitism in Finland from three different vantage points: (1) fascism and the Holocaust, (2) religion and the Church, and (3) from the perspective of Finnish Jews, via several case studies of latent antisemitism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntisemitism in the North : History and State of Research
EditorsJonathan Adams, Cordelia Heß
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publisherde Gruyter
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-063193-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-063482-2, 978-3-11-063228-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameReligious Minorities in the North
Publisherde Gruyter
ISSN (Electronic)2627-4418

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 5141 Sociology

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