Fear has returned to Europe, and with it, the question of whether anti-Semitism is a growing threat. From Germany to France and Poland, Jewish communities are reporting incidents of verbal harassment, physical assaults, and desecration of cemeteries. In response, reporters Andreas Morell and Johanna Hasse embarked on a journey to investigate the reawakening of nationalism in Europe and the rise of anti-Semitism.
In their documentary, they explore the debates around the persistence of anti-Semitic attitudes and how such prejudices continue to influence societies. They interview historians, philosophers, and religious leaders to better understand the root causes of this phenomena. “Has Anti-Semitism Returned to Europe?” is a powerful inventory of the social and political challenges confronting European Jews, as they navigate between despair and hope, resignation, and resistance.