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Roots of hate : anti-semitism in Europe before the Holocaust

Author: William Brustein
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Sociology of race and ethnicity.
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"On the eve of the Holocaust, antipathy toward Europe's Jews reached epidemic proportions. Jews fleeing Nazi Germany's increasingly anti-Semitic measures encountered closed doors everywhere they turned. Why had enmity toward European Jewry reached such extreme heights? How did the levels of anti-Semitism in the 1930s compare to those of earlier decades? For example, were Germans more anti-Semitic than their European  Read more...
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Brustein, William.
Roots of hate.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003043478
(OCoLC)51587006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Brustein
ISBN: 0511066775 9780511066771 9780511499425 0511499426
OCLC Number: 57172531
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 384 p.) : ill.
Contents: Anti-semitism in Europe before the Holocaust --
The religious root --
The racial root --
The economic roo t--
The political root --
Coding instrument-anti-semitic questionnaire for European press (1899-1939).
Series Title: Sociology of race and ethnicity.
Other Titles: Anti-semitism in Europe before the Holocaust
Responsibility: William I. Brustein.
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