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Racism and Discrimination

Antisemitism in South Africa

Prior to the 1930’s antisemitism in South Africa was limited to negative cultural and literary stereotyping.

The 1930’s and early 1940’s witnessed a popular surge of antisemitism with the emergence of radical right-wing movements such as the Greyshirts and the Ossewabrandwag. A powerful anti-war movement was orchestrated and the growing anti-Jewish feeling led to the introduction of legislation which prevented large scale German-Jewish immigration.


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