Draft Introduction

  • Few are aware that official Jewish discrimination has occurred for over 2,400 years all over the world.

  • Our researchers found 2,627 Official Anti-Jewish Acts from 456 BC through the 20th century.

  • The highest number of Official Anti-Jewish Acts found so far outside of the Nazi era occurred from 1700-1799 (805 Acts).

  • Geographically, what is now Germany had the most Official Anti-Jewish Acts throughout history, with 870 in the non-Nazi era.

  • There are an additional almost 736 Probable and Possible Acts.

Welcome to OAJA.org – Home of The Official Anti-Jewish Acts Project.

It is common knowledge that Jews have been discriminated against (as have many others) but few are aware that Official Jewish discrimination has been going on for over 2,400 years and in so many different parts of the world.

This work focuses on the Official Anti-Jewish Acts of Jewish discrimination, in part because such Official Acts are verifiable and because the Official Acts in this work have produced a broad picture of Jewish discrimination over substantial time and geography.

(This work uses the terms Official Anti-Jewish Acts, Official Acts, and Acts interchangeably)

This project began in 2011 with its goal being to find and show the extent of those Official Anti-Jewish Acts, from the first such Act in history through the 20th century (12/31/2000). So far, the earliest Official Act we have found is dated 10/18/315, and the most recent is 10/31/1969.

The first stage of our project ending 12/31/2020 has found and posted (translated into English as needed) 2,627 Acts. Of the Acts, 197 are Nazi Acts. Our researchers spent little time focusing on Nazi Acts (1933 to 1944) as there are probably several thousand, and they probably should be put together by a German University or other German-speaking group or individual.

In addition, we have found 736 probable and possible Acts that have been referred to in print, but our researchers were unable to confirm. Those probable and possible Acts will be added if and when they are verified.