Antedating of "Anti-Semite"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 16 03:40:44 UTC 2012

anti-Semite (OED 1881)

1879 _Jewish Messenger_ 5 Dec. (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  In the _Ogden Junction_ [Ogden City, Utah], of November 26th, appeared a timely article on the "Anti-Semite League of Germany," from which we extract the following: ... What General Montecuculi wanted to fight the Turks with, court-preacher Sroecker in Berlin, the gang leader of the "Anti-Semite League," wants to fight the Jews with.

Fred Shapiro

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