Archetypal Landscape

in Healing the Land and the Nation

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226779355
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226779386 | DOI:
Archetypal Landscape

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This chapter, which discusses the connection between malaria control and Judaism in mandatory Palestine, mentions Hermann Zondek, who likened the symptoms of Judaism as a social disease to the physical symptoms of malaria. It argues that the problematic condition of Jews in Europe has its roots decades earlier in modern anti-Semitism, and explains that the anti-Semitic rhetoric of the late nineteenth century was informed and substantiated by eugenics and theories of degeneration and racial hygiene.

Keywords: malaria control; mandatory Palestine; Hermann Zondek; Judaism; Jews; Europe; anti-Semitism; eugenics; racial hygiene

Chapter.  16767 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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