HUSITSKÁ TEOLOGICKÁ FAKULTA UNIVERZITY KARLOVY
HUSSITE THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY
ANTISEMITISM IN HABRY 1900 – 1942
Abstract: This paper deals with Antisemitism in Habry during two different periods. The first begins
in the year 1900 and ends with the German occupation. This is followed by the second part, ending
in 1942, when the Jews from Habry were murdered. The work is based primarily on an analysis of
Antisemitism from unpublished archival materials and the texts of the lost chronicle of Habry. The
analysis is based on important historical documents of unique value due to the fact that they have
been lost. The hostile attitudes also spread by newspaper articles, which played a role in shaping the
view of Jews from Habry, were in many aspects consistent with the later Nazi occupation. However,
there are differences between Czech Antisemitism in the 20th century and the Nazi occupation.
The Nazis were primarily interested in the annihilation of the Jews. The aim of this research is to
point out Antisemitism in Czech history to enable the self-reflection of Czech society by looking
into their historical manifestations, to deepen its responsibility, and to restore confidence in its
own contemporary humanitarian values through the necessary actions, taking into account the still
unrepaired historical damage.
Keywords: antisemitism; Jews; Habry; persecution; Shoah; World War II
THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 93, 2022, No. 1, Number of Article 6, p. 75 – 92.