The resurgence of European anti-Semitism after the Holocaust suggests that it has deep roots in society.It has been fostered in a great variety of ways by so many, for such a long time, in all European countries that one might consider this form of hate and discrimination as inherent to European culture and a part of European "values." New European anti-Semitism often originates from a young age, which indicates that it is an anti-Semitism of the future rather than of the past.
In the 21st century one might add that if all contemporary hard-core anti-Semites in Western Europe were to pass away, the number of dead there would by far exceed those of the Second World War.The anti-Semitic wave of the past few years seems to prove that it is impossible to eradicate such a deep-seated irrational attitude. He added that what should have been learned from the Holocaust is: "one, that bad things are preceded by demonization - and right now Israelis are being demonized - and, two, the early warning sign in culture is when words lose their meaning." The often-heard argument that postwar European anti-Semitism parallels developments in the Middle East conflict is untrue.