Preussische Offiziere über Judentum und Emanzipation
[Prussian Officers on Judaism and Emancipation: 1762–1815]
Series:Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge 35
Aims and Scope
As the civil rights of Jews underwent reform in Prussia, Prussian officers argued against compulsory military service for Jews. As they saw it, assimilation was a prerequisite for legal emancipation. The author examines the officers’ ideas on Judaism and emancipation based upon the writings of five influential officers who spoke of their encounters with Prussian and Polish Jews.