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• Leon Kruczkowski (1900-1962) "Cultural Anti-Semitism" {1937) [Leon Kruczkowski's literary fame in the interwar period rested chiefly on the controversy stirred up by his novel Kordian i cham (Kordian and the Boor, 1932), a Marxist interpreta- tion of the class aspect of the November Insurrection of 1830. After returning to Poland in 1945, after five years in a German prisoner-of-war camp, Kruczkowski switched from the novel to the drama. His most popular play, Niemcy (The Germans, 1949), which also en- joyed a certain international renown, deals with the

C H A P T E R F 0 U R Inside and Outside Heidegger's Antisemitism The thinking of the philosopher ... has always so much world- space to spare that in it each thing-a tree, a mountain, a house, the cry of a bird-loses all indifference and commonplaceness. Martin Heidegger, An Introduction to Metaphysics F OR HEIDEGGER, then, there was no Jewish Question and sub-sequently would be no "Jewish Question." In this sense, with both those questions suffused by silence, there would be for him no line demarcating the two-no difference, that is, be- tween the pre

• Zygmunt Szymanowski (1873-1956) liThe Anti-Semitism of Academic Youth" (1937) [Zygmunt Szymanowski was a professor of bacteriology at the University of Warsaw and a strong supporter of socialism in Poland.] Anti-Semitism in our institutions of higher learning is no special discovery of academic youth, but simply the reflection, and a constituent part, of a current permeating our entire society. We will not linger here over its genesis .... Young people, by nature susceptible and unprepared by school to deal with essential problems of social life, cling

CHAPTER II The Jewish Question: Shakespeare and Anti-Semitism Foretexts When I dragged behind the nursemaid who held my younger brother by the hand, sometimes I heard a shout behind me, and if I turned round would see a grinning boy, making faces and shaking his fist at me. For a long time I took no particular notice, but as time went on I heard the shout oftener and asked the maid what it meant. "Oh, noth- ing!" she replied. But on my repeatedly asking she simply said: "It is a bad word." But one day, when I heard the shout again, I made up my mind

3 Figures of Love in Later Romantic Antisemitism Achim von Arnim The defeat and occupation of Prussia by Napoleonic troops in 1806 gave a new impetus to German nationalism, which had initially drawn on ideas of collective self-determination by Kant and Herder but now increasingly incorporated anti- French and anti-Jewish elements. Rising antisemitism explains, among other things, why Prussia’s military defeat spelled the end of most of the Berlin salons hosted by Jewish women. While the salon of Rahel Varnhagen and other Jewish salonnières fell out

Religion, Nationalism, and Antisemitism, 1890–1944
Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler
Holocaust Remembrance after Communism
Circumcision, Kosher Butchering, and Jewish Political Life in Germany, 1843–1933
English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton