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The modern industrial age brought along with it a whole new school of thought thought based on science and rationality rather than the waning belief in religion The social and economic revolution also saw Jews in a new light one in which they were not merely thought of as Jews in the religious sense but viewed now as a people with their own particular inherited characteristics For this reason hating Jews for their religious beliefs became outdated as a more modern and racially based Jew-hatred took its place Jew-hatred in its older form saw short temporary violence towards Jews This is stark in contrast to modern anti-Semitism which with its racial ideology brought a more structured and sustained attack on the Jewish race The grounds for this were based on the developed belief by anti-Semites that Jews were an unwanted intruder arrogant skilled and power hungry P Pulzer A number of political parties with anti-Semitic policies formed during this period highlighting the fact that this new form of Jew-hating had permanent long-lasting convictions Before Jewish emancipation Jews were forced to live in ghettoes secluded from the rest of society Violence against them was brutal but not permanent enough to produce a reconstruction of the Jewish position in society As Jews became viewed as a race with undesirable enduring characteristics they became persecuted in a way that sought an permanent end to the Jewish influence in modern day life This raised a number of potential solutions among anti-Semites that considered the elimination of the Jewish race The cause of these changes in the nature of anti-Semitism can be related to the economic circumstances during this period however this was not the only cause of this change Other factors including the increased value of science the growth of nationalistic ideas among European countries and the revolutions and wars that took place during this period all helped shape this new form of anti-Semitism The
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