An Eyewitness Note: Reflections on the Rumanian Iron Guard

  title={An Eyewitness Note: Reflections on the Rumanian Iron Guard},
  author={Zvi Yavetz},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={597 - 610}
  • Z. Yavetz
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
As an ancient historian, I became interested in anti-semitism in the Roman world. I am convinced that Mommsen's terms Judenhass and Judenhetze are more appropriate for the ancient world than 'antisemitism' and, in an attempt to coin a better concept in English, I studied various forms of anti-Jewish propaganda through the ages. Having been born in Rumania, I had the feeling that the antisemitism of Cuza, Goga and Codreanu was somewhat different from that of the Hungarians and Poles, but I knew… 
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