Victor studied history and Jewish studies at the University of Potsdam and is currently writing his bachelor’s thesis, in which he investigates antisemitic content and Holocaust relativisation in the context of current political developments in Germany on social media platforms. As part of a qualitative analysis, he uses data from Twitter he annotated in his work for the Ground Truth of Antisemitism project at Indiana University Bloomington, where he was part of a team of annotators examining tweets for their antisemitic content. The work for Indiana University was preceded by a data hackathon, the task of which was to classify tweets as either antisemitic or not, and then to use the annotated data to programme a machine learning-based approach to automatically detect antisemitic content. The team of which Victor was part won the competition.
Through his participation in these projects, Victor was able to gain experience in the detection and manifestation of different antisemitic appearances in the context of social networks, as well as quantitative data analysis. While working on his bachelor’s thesis, Victor started his Master of Interdisciplinary Antisemitism Research degree at the Centre for Antisemitism Research at TU Berlin. In addition to his interest in antisemitism, right-wing ideologies and movements, Victor is engaged in education and prevention work.