‘An End to Antisemitism!’

Such was the title of a recent conference in Vienna.

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March 7, 2018 20:49
PROTESTERS HOLD signs reading ‘Don’t let Nazis govern’ during a demonstration against the far-right

PROTESTERS HOLD signs reading ‘Don’t let Nazis govern’ during a demonstration against the far-right Freedom Party in Vienna . (photo credit: REUTERS/HEINZ-PETER BADER)

There are countless conferences held all over the world, all year round, with definitively academic agendas. While they may be fascinating and envelope-pushing ventures per se, such events often address the interests of members of select professional fields, rather than appealing to the general public.

Unfortunately that was not the case with the international gathering which took place at Vienna University a few weeks ago. The event went by the ambitiously declarative title of “An End to Antisemitism!” which, as we know only too well, is a glaringly burning issue at present.

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