France in focus

The Jewish community's place in French society

By: Jeanne LAVENANT | Nadia CHARBIT | Camille FEVRIER | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO
1 min

France is home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. But their quest for a place in French society has been a turbulent one. In some towns, the Jewish population has been divided by six in recent years as Jewish families leave to escape anti-Semitic acts. We look back on history and see how the Jewish community and local associations are trying to fight daily prejudice. We also talk about new forms of anti-Semitism and their origins with sociologist Michel Wieviorka.