Oded Heilbronner (ed.), <i>Weimar Jewry and the Crisis of Modernization, 1918–1933</i>. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1994. 318 pp.

Yeshayahu A. Jelinek

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Oded Heilbronner (ed.), Weimar Jewry and the Crisis of Modernization, 1918–1933. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1994. 318 pp.

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A review of the book, Weimar Jewry and the Crisis of Modernization, 1918–1933 by Oded Heilbronner (ed.) is presented. This book is a collection of essays. It has neither introduction nor conclusion, and readers are thus expected to determine for themselves the volume's raison d' être. On the back jacket, however, appear several sentences, written by an anonymous hand, that serve in place of a formal introduction. According to the back jacket copy, the editor's aim is to concentrate on the Jewish story of the Weimar Republic rather than to provide either an epilogue to the Second Reich or a prologue to the Third. Thus, the main focus of these essays is on the social, economic and cultural history of German Jewry in the given period.

Keywords: modernization; German Jewry; Jews; Weimar Republic

Chapter.  1210 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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