Deborah Lipstadt’s trial against Nazi sympathiser David Irving was a landmark victory for social justice and historical truth. But now anti-Jewish violence is back in the headlines. She joined the How To: Academy to help us understand why – and what we can do about it.
In this conversation with BBC NewsNight's Emily Maitlis, Deborah explores the root causes of antisemitism's resurgence. Should we understand this new anti-Jewish violence as a return to the brutality of the 1930s? Does antisemitism come from the far-right or far-left? Is anti-Zionism distinct from anti-Semitism? Are there different kind of anti-Semites? And what can be done to combat this extremely damaging racist ideology?