Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)




Honors College

First Advisor

Kimberly Hale


Anti-Semitism has been a form of hatred and racism among movements and governmental organizations since Babylonian times. It was institutionalized however in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a form of political tool to garner support for tyrannical establishments. Although anti-Semitism has been around for centuries, it has been used more recently to rally people in a tribal-nationalistic spirit. As the populace becomes normalized to anti-Semitic beliefs, they eventually become more accepting of a tyrannical government whose policies are rooted in anti-Semitism. To appease the masses, this tyrannical government must then stay in motion. This constant need for moving forward, as well as wielding limitless power, leads these organizations to become more hostile in their principles and brings its supporters to accept its decisions without hesitation.