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Laboratory for world destruction : Germans and Jews in Central Europe

Author: Robert S Wistrich
Publisher: Lincoln : Published by University of Nebraska Press for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ©2007.
Series: Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered)
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"Robert S. Wistrich's Laboratory for World Destruction is a study of the fateful symbiosis between Germans and Jews in Central Europe, which culminated in the tragic denouement of the Holocaust. Wistrich shows that the seeds of catastrophe were already sown in the Hapsburg Empire, which would become, in Karl Kraus's words, "an experimental station in the destruction of the world." Featured are chapters on Freud,  Read more...
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Wistrich, Robert S., 1945-
Laboratory for world destruction.
Lincoln : Published by University of Nebraska Press for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ©2007
(OCoLC)608018981
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Wistrich
ISBN: 9780803211346 0803211341
OCLC Number: 70630402
Description: xiv, 404 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Jews and antisemitism in central European culture --
The ethnic cauldron of the Habsburg empire --
Adolf Fischof and the tragedy of liberalism --
Austro-Marxist interpretations of the "Jewish Question" --
Rosa Luxemburg, Polish socialism, and the Bund --
The strange odyssey of Nathan Birnbaum --
Max Nordau : from "degeneration" to "muscular Judaism" --
Friedrich Nietzsche, Germany, and the Jewish "Superman" --
Theodor Herzl : artist, politician, and social utopian --
In the footsteps of "King Messiah" --
The last testament of Dr. Sigmund Freud --
Stefan Zweig and the "World of yesterday" --
Karl Kraus : an anatomy of self-hatred --
Karl Lueger and Catholic judeophobia in Austria --
Adolf Hitler : the making of an antisemite.
Series Title: Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Robert S. Wistrich.
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During the 60 years between the founding of Bismarck's German Empire and Hitler's rise to power, German-speaking Jews left a profound mark on Central Europe and on 20th-century culture. This title  Read more...

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