The Jewish Question: Biography of a World Problem

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1990 - History - 784 pages
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This monumental work of Alex Bein, noted scholar and chief librarian of the Israeli National Library, is the most authoritative survey of Jewish culture and Jewish problems in the Diaspora. First published in two massive volumes in German, it is here made available in a single volume in English.
 

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Contents

Introduction
17
Foundations and Conditions Jews and Environment in Ancient Times
31
The Development of the Jewish Question in the ChristianEuropean Middle Ages
83
The Development of the Jewish Question in the Modern Age up to the French Revolution
136
Emancipation and the Jewish Question 17891880
207
Modern AntiSemitism and Its Place in the History of the Jewish Question
229
The Reaction of the Jews to the Renewed JewBaiting and AntiSemitism
260
Zionism and the Jewish Question
283
The State of Israel the Jewish Diaspora and the Jewish Question
409
Retrospect and Prospect
446
Notes and Excursuses
472
Preface
476
Introduction
477
Foundations and Conditions Jews and Environment in Ancient Times
483
The Development of the Jewish Question in the ChristianEuropean Middle Ages
499
The Development of the Jewish Question in the Modern Age up to the French Revolution
519

The Attempt at a Radical Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Accordance with the AntiSemitic Racial Doctrine 19331945
312

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About the author (1990)

Harry Zohn, 1924 - 2001 Harry Zohn was born in 1924 in Vienna and came to Boston in 1940 from London. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Suffolk University, Boston, in 1946 and his Master's in Education At Clark University in 1947 and a Ph. D. in German language and literature from Harvard in 1952. Zohn went on to teach at Brandeis University in 1951 as an advisor to German majors and also coordinated scholarship programs for the German government. He became a professor of German in 1969 and eventually became chairman of the department of Germanic and Slavic languages twice for a term of 13 years. He was an executive director of the Goethe Society of New England and was decorated by both the German and Austrian governments. Zohn was the author, editor or translator for over 40 books. His favorite topic to write about was the Austrian poet, playwright and essayist, Karl Kraus as well as the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig and the German satirist Kurt Tucholsky. He translated everything from Freud's "Delusions and Dreams," to the complete diaries of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, to songs of his native Vienna. He was also the general editor of Peter Lang's "Austrian Culture." Zohn played the viola with the Brandeis Symphony Orchestra before retiring in 1996. Harry Zohn died on May 23, 2001 of leukemia, at the age of 77.

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