On 22 November we were delighted to host the Fourth Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture, this year delivered by world-renowned historian and academic Professor Sir Richard Evans.

Antisemitism has existed and continues to exist on many levels, from unthinking prejudice to highly developed theories. Common to all levels is an explicit, or more often, implicit belief that all Jews, usually defined in racial terms, are conspiring secretly to undermine civilisation, order, or social and cultural stability.

This year’s lecture explored the history of antisemitic conspiracy theories against the current context of renewed violence in the Middle East. It examined the conspiratorial ideology behind Hamas and it’s origins in some of the antisemitic conspiracy theories seized upon and weaponised by the Nazis.

Read the full transcript of Professor Evans’ lecture here.