Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 10:16:09 EST

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: Semitic languages and peoples; Anti-Semites

I have information, but not a citation. Sorry. Maybe you

can track this down.

What I remember is reading recently (that is, probably in 1996),

that the terms "anti-Semite" and "anti-Semitism" were deliberate

coinages by a Jew-hater who hoped to make his prejudice sound

more respectable, and that the coinage occurred in Germany

about a century ago. Good luck, Rick.

Vicki Rosenzweig

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New York, NY