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Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, driven to new extremes by the COVID crisis. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look at the visual propaganda of the Nazis. Referring to the most (in-)famous Nazi propaganda movie, this documentary film aims to analyse the very core of antisemitism: the so-called “Jewish world conspiracy”. The distribution of these myths in the time of social media is easier than ever, causing a new rise of antisemitic hate in the internet-age.


Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, and everyday hostility towards Jews remains frighteningly topical. As a side-effect of the global COVID pandemic, international research and monitoring entities are observing how (old) images of Jews as the enemy and conspiracy theories are being recycled in the digital world. Anti-Semitic content is posted millions of times and shared on video platforms and social media. These memes, media codes and imagery thus reach completely new target groups and have a deep impact on the mainstream. Messenger services are becoming sounding boards for hate and incitement. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look back at the visual propaganda of the Nazis: Do clichés, stereotypes and narratives from Nazi films such as Jew Suess, The Rothschilds or The Eternal Jew continue to have an impact today? Researchers on extremism, international historians, and online activists decode these old and new stereotypes, provide insight into the historical context, and follow the traces of the anti-Jewish conspiracy narratives that seem so closely related to old enemy images from Joseph Goebbels's propaganda ministry.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    77 minutes
  • Language
    German w/subtitles
  • Country
    Germany
  • Premiere
    US
  • Director
    Felix Moeller