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The Impact of Radical Islam on Jewish Life in Germany (ArenDt)

About the project

The four-year project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the program "Social Causes and Effects of Radical Islam in Germany and Europe." The project focuses on the different Jewish perspectives on antisemitism in Germany and possible consequences for the everyday life of Jews living there. Based on previous studies that point to the central importance of antisemitism in the ideology of political Islam, we want to investigate the question of how Jews living in Germany perceive this possible threat and, above all, how they assess it in relation to other forms and milieus of antisemitism.

The quantitative sub-project will identify individual and regional differences of Jewish experiences as well as consequences arising from them. The qualitative sub-project will examine in more detail how Jews experience, interpret and process antisemitic threats in their everyday lives. 

Practice partners

Practice partners of the project are the “Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk e.V. (ELES)” and the “Netzwerk für Demokratie und Courage e.V.  (NDC)”.

 Network for Democracy and Courage e.V. (Könneritzstraße 7, 01067 Dresden):
The Network for Democracy and Courage (NDC) consists of a cross-state network structure that entails 12 German states. The NDC’s fields of activity covers both youth and adult education. In this context the results of the project are used for purposes of political education and integrated into existing offers as well as into the conception of new contents.

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund e.V. (P.O. Box 210320, 10503 Berlin):
The Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund (ELES) is a scholarship program of the Jewish community in Germany. ELES will advise the project in all project phases and will initially assist the project during the field access phase. At the end of the project, ELES will help to disseminate the results within the Jewish community. This will include joint workshops and lectures.

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