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Germans, Jews, and Antisemites

Germans, Jews, and Antisemites

Prof. Shulamit Volkov

Jews held an important and prominent place in 19th century Germany. Yet it is from this sphere that the term “antisemitism” emerges in the second half of the century.

How were the Jews perceived and treated in 19th century Germany?


  • Rose, Paul Lawrence, German Question/Jewish Question: Revolutionary Antisemitism from Kant to Wagner ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).

  • Volkov, Shulamit, Germans, Jews, and Antisemites: Trials in Emancipation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

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