German-Jewish Dilemma: From the Enlightenment to the Shoah (Symposium S. No. 52)

German-Jewish Dilemma: From the Enlightenment to the Shoah (Symposium S. No. 52)

By: Edward Timms (editor), Andrea Hammel (editor)Hardback

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These essays analyze the problems which have affected the evolution of German-Jewish relations since the Enlightenment, showing how the project of emancipation was subverted by countercurrents of antisemitism and anxieties about national identities in a society in the throes of modernization. It emphasises the importance of social and historical context, offering a differentiated account of the difficulties of emancipation, the sense of alienation which is such a characteristic feature of German-Jewish discourse, and the culmination of various forms of anti semitism in the politcs of persecution and genocide. THe close focus on specific journals and inistutions, writers and texts reveals the tortous complexity of German-Jewish relations, with a final emphasis on resistance, survival and commemoration.


Part 1 The project of emancipation: emancipation and its discontents -the German-Jewish dilemma, Peter Pulzer; models of differences and alterity - Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, Willi Goetschel; Christian Wilhelm Dohm's conception of the civic improvement of the Jews, Eoin Bourke; Johann Peter Hebel and the Sanhedrin of 1807 - the project of emancipation in Baden, John Hibberd; the emancipation debate in "Der Israelit des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts", 1839-1845, Anuat Bunyan; philosemitism and antisemitism - Nietzsche, Sombart, Alfred Weber, Eberhard Demm; the abortive emancipation, Julius H. Schoeps. Part 2 Antisemitism and alienation: varieties of antisemitism from Herder to Fassbinder, Ritchie Robertson; exile, alienation, promised lands -Marx, Freud and Herzl, Robert S. Wistrich; antisemitism in the universities and student fraternities - the "numerus clausus" controversy, Edward Timms; writing racism 0 Arthur Dinter's "Die Sunde wider das Blut", Florian Krobb; the German and the Jewish selves -Arthur Schnitzler's "Der Weg ins Freie", John Milfull; Kafka and the German-Jewish double bind, Margaret Kohlenbach; Yiddish writers in Berlin, 1920-1936, Heather Valencia. Part 3 Persecution, resistance and memory: responses of German Jewry to Nazi persecution, 1933-1943, Arnold Paucker; German anti-Nazi exiles and the Jewish question, David Bankier; Victor Klemperer and the language of national socialism, Roderick H. Watt; good against evil? H.G. Adler, T.W. Adorno and the representation of the Holocaust, Jeremy Adler; the politics of memory in post-Nazi Austria, Robert Knight; the cultural identity of former German-Jewish immigrants in Israel, Miryam Du-Nour; memory - too much too little, Gabriel Josipovici.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773481954
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773481954
  • ISBN10: 0773481958

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