The Fear of Jewish Immigration

Poročanje slovenskih časopisov o priseljevanju Židov v drugi polovici 19. stoletja

  • Marko Štepec Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije


This contribution deals with the attitude of the Slovenian newspapers towards Jewish immigration in the second half of the 19th century. In spite of their small numbers, which only begun to increase slightly in the sixties of that century, there was great fear and opposition to Jewish competition and damaging influence. In an antisemitic spirit, the newspapers reported on Jewish immigration outside Europe, supporting the idea of a Jewish state which would have seen the Jews leave Europe. The newspaper articles, which were warning against Jewish immigration, were full of prejudice and witness to Slovenian antisemitism which was part of a wider mid-European attitude.