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Robert Wistrich

Robert S. Wistrich is Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Head of the International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. His new book is A Lethal Obsession: Antisemitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad.

He is the author and editor of numerous books, several of which have won international awards. These include Socialism and the Jews (Oxford University Press, 1982), The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph (OUP, 1989) which won the Austrian State Prize for Danubian History and Antisemitism, the Longest Hatred (Pantheon, 1992) which received the H.H. Wingate Prize for non-fiction in the UK. It was also the basis for the PBS film documentary which Professor Wistrich scripted and co-edited. His most recent books are: Hitler and the Holocaust (Random House, 2001) and the edited volume Nietzsche. Godfather of Fascism? (Princeton, 2002). Between 1999 and 2001 Professor Wistrich was one of six scholars who were appointed to an international Catholic-Jewish historical commission to examine the wartime record of Pope Pius the XII. In June 2003, he initiated and acted as Chief Historical Advisor for a BBC film documentary on contemporary Muslim anti-Semitism, entitled “Blaming the Jews”.