A national survey has found 64 per cent of Jewish students say they’ve experienced anti-Semitism at university. At Sydney University the figure was as high as 77 per cent. The word ‘anti-Semitism’ was only coined in 1880, although (perhaps unsurprisingly) there was a related German word some years earlier. The man who coined the word appears to have been a German journalist and publisher named Wilhelm Marr, who wrote influential anti-Semitic articles and pamphlets.
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