August 04, 2021

Comparative analysis - Overview dossier on antisemitism in Germany and Austria

On behalf of the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF), Nina Scholz examined and presents nine studies and a report by the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien (Jewish community of Vienna) on antisemitic incidents that took place from 2017 to 2020 in Germany, Austria and the EU.

It devotes a separate section to antisemitism in Muslim communities, on the one hand because the ÖIF wanted it, and on the other hand because typical antisemitic enemy images are much more pronounced there.

Most studies confirm the results of the others. 89 percent of Jews in Europe have already experienced antisemitism on the Internet, followed by hostilities on the street or in public squares (73 percent), in the media (71 percent) and in politics (70 percent). 35 percent of all Jews in Europe have heard the accusation of abusing the Holocaust for their own interests, 36 percent of all Austrians actually think that the Jews are doing this.

The claim “Jews have too much power” has heard 43 percent of all interviewed Jews in Europe. In Austria, 39 percent agreed with the statement: “The Jews rule the international business world”, according to a study commissioned by the Parliamentary Administration of the Austrian Parliament, which is based on 2128 interviews. For Turkish- and Arabic-speaking interviewees, it was 63 and 64 percent, respectively.

Source: ÖIF