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The term anti-Semitism, originating from German journalist Wilhelm Marr in 1879, describes a prejudice against and/or a hatred of Jews. Anti-Semitism is commonly manifested through pogroms which can be described as violent riots against Jewish property and often the Jewish population itself. Pogroms have frequently been promoted by governments, as was the case during the Nazi regime in Germany. An example of a pogrom during the Nazi regime in Germany is ‘Kristallnacht’, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews that took place throughout Germany and Austria on the night of 8 November 1938.

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