While it’s true that Jews have been expelled from several countries over the centuries, the exaggerated antisemitic trope of 109 countries serves as an ongoing excuse for neo-Nazi Jewish hatred.
The 109 trope discounts the social, political, and economic contexts for Jewish expulsions throughout the ages, and only enhances the generational trauma faced by Jewish communities worldwide resulting from two millennia of living in various host countries as, often unwelcome, guests.

00:00 Intro
00:40 Origins of the 109 trope
01:15 Spread of the 109 lie
01:37 The pattern of Jewish expulsions
02:20 Displaced people are an easy target
04:37 Jews and money
08:29 Jews and power
09:39 Modern day Jewish expulsions
10:36 Jewish generational trauma

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