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Author Mendelsohn, Ezra

Title Against the Grain : Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times
Published Berghahn Books, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Acknowledgments; Editors' Note; Introduction; Part I. Strauss, Scholem, Arendt, Benjamin; 1. A Zionist Critique of Jewish Politics; 2. Leo Strauss Reading Karl Marx during the Cold War; 3. Gershom Scholem, Einst und Jetzt; 4. Death or Birth; 5. Fragments from a Correspondence (Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem); Part II. Political Positioning in Hard Times; 6. In Heidegger's Shadow; 7. Walther Rathenau's Dilemma; 8. "Nothing But a Disillusioned Love"?; 9. Historicism and the Event; Part III. Brothers and Strangers; 10. Asiatic Brothers, European Strangers
11. "Brothers and Strangers"12. "Man kann verjuden"; Part IV. In the Shadow of the Holocaust; 13. A "Usable Past" and the Crisis of European Jews; 14. Three Jewish Émigrés at Nuremberg; 15. The Frankfurt School and the "Jewish Question," 1940-1970; 16. Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony; Contributors; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary Highlighting the seminal role of German Jewish intellectuals and ideologues in forming and transforming the modern Jewish world, this volume analyzes the political roads taken by German Jewish thinkers; the impact of the Holocaust on the Central and East European Jewish intelligentsia; and the conundrum of modern Jewish identity. Several of German Jewry's most outstanding figures such as Scholem, Strauss, and Kohn are discussed. Inspired by Steven E. Aschheim's work, several contributors focus on the fraught relationship between German and East European Jews (the so-called Ostjuden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aschheim, Steven E., 1942- -- Political and social views
Strauss, Leo -- Political and social views
SUBJECT Aschheim, Steven E., 1942- fast
Strauss, Leo fast
Subject Jews -- Germany -- Intellectual life
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Intellectuals -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Political culture -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Jews, East European -- Germany
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
Ethnic relations
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intellectual life
Jews, East European
Jews -- Intellectual life
Political and social views
Political culture
SUBJECT Germany -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Germany -- Ethnic relations
Subject Germany
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299954588