By ignoring this situation, Jews hope it will quietly go away and they will not become involved.  What they fear as much as anti-Semitism itself is arousing a community with which they are at peace to an undercurrent of anti-Semitism that may lie beneath.  However, history has shown that Jewish denial only plays into the hands of anti-Semites, and that hope alone is insufficient to resist the forces of hatred [1].

  1. Martin Goldsmith, The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

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