Beloved enemy?

  • Images of the enemy between anti-Semitism, extremism and conspiracy theories
  • In dialogue

In the film Enemy Mine (1985), a soldier and an alien warrior become friends in the middle of their planet’s war. Beyond romantic science fiction, however, enemy images often cannot be overcome through cultural contact, but aim to dehumanize to destroy the “bad Jew”, the “infidels” or “world conspirators”.

What are the functions of enemy images? And how do they differ from stereotypes and satire?

Dr. Sebastian Bartoschek, psychologist and freelance journalist
Dr. Petra Klug, sociologist and religious scholar
Stefan Weidner, Islamic scholar, Germanist and author of books such as Ground Zero. 9/11 and the Birth of thePresent (2021).

Moderation: Désirée Galert, Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism KIgA e.V.

In cooperation with the City of Heidelberg, Office for Equal Opportunities and Mosaik Deutschland e.V. within the framework of the federal program Demokratie leben! of the Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.


Hybrid event