Allosemitism

Neologism that encompass both philosemitic and antisemitic attitudes towards Jews as the Other.

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Philosemitism

Notable interest in, respect for, and appreciation of the Jewish people, their history, and the influence of Judaism, particularly on the part of a non-Jew.

Notable interest in, respect for, and appreciation of the Jewish people, their history, and the influence of Judaism, particularly on the part of a non-Jew.

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The case of the myths created around the supposed special relationship between Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founding father of Czechoslovakia, and influential Jews from the U.S. or elsewhere, myths created by Masaryk and adopted in amended forms by Czechoslovak Jews, let cultural historian Martin Wein quote Zygmunt Bauman's and Artur Sandauer's concept of an "allosemitic" worldview, in which, in Wein's words, "antisemitism and philosemitism overlap and share stereotypes, producing exaggerated disregard or admiration for Jews or Judaism."

Bauman in 2013

Zygmunt Bauman

Polish sociologist and philosopher.

Polish sociologist and philosopher.

Bauman in 2013
Bauman in the uniform of major of Internal Security Corps (1953)
Bauman in Wrocław, 2011
Bauman in Berlin, 2015

Bauman is credited with coining the term allosemitism to encompass both philo-Semitic and anti-Semitic attitudes towards Jews as the other.

Artur Sandauer

Artur Sandauer

Polish and Jewish literary critic, essayist and professor at the University of Warsaw.

Polish and Jewish literary critic, essayist and professor at the University of Warsaw.

Artur Sandauer
Grave of Sandauer and Erna Rosenstein at Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw

He coined the term allosemitism in a book published in 1982.