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Arnošt Frischer and the Jewish Politics of Early 20th-Century Europe

Author: Jan Láníček
Publisher: London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this analysis of the life of Arnošt Frischer, an influential Jewish nationalist activist, Jan Láníček, reflects upon how the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia dealt with the challenges that arose from their volatile relationship with the state authorities in the first half of the 20th century. The Jews in the Bohemian Lands experienced several political regimes in the period from 1918 to the late 1940s: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Arnošt Frischer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Láníček
ISBN: 1472585895 9781472585899 9781350070998 1350070998
OCLC Number: 910412893
Description: xiv, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
The formative years --
In the Czechoslovak First Republic --
Munich and Occupation, 1938-9 --
The politics of exile, 1939-45 --
Coping with the catastrophe --
Help for the Jews --
Squaring the circle: diaspora politics in Post-War Czechoslovakia --
The second exile --
Epilogue: Who was Frischer? --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jan Láníček.

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"In this analysis of the life of Arnošt Frischer, an influential Jewish nationalist activist, Jan Láníček, reflects upon how the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia dealt with the challenges that arose from their volatile relationship with the state authorities in the first half of the 20th century. The Jews in the Bohemian Lands experienced several political regimes in the period from 1918 to the late 1940s: the Habsburg Empire, the first democratic Czechoslovak republic, the post-Munich authoritarian Czecho-Slovak republic, the Nazi regime, renewed Czechoslovak democracy and the Communist regime. Frischer's involvement in local and central politics affords us invaluable insights into the relations and negotiations between the Jewish activists and these diverse political authorities in the Bohemian Lands. Vital coverage is also given to the relatively under-researched subject of the Jewish responses to the Nazi persecution and the attempts of the exiled Jewish leadership to alleviate the plight of the Jews in occupied Europe. The case study of Frischer and Czechoslovakia provides an important paradigm for understanding modern Jewish politics in Europe in the first half of the 20th century, making this a book of great significance to all students and scholars interested in Jewish history and Modern European history."--

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Basing his book on extensive archival research in Czechoslovakia and in Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Great Britain, and the US; the contemporary German, Jewish, and Czech press; and a large array of Read more...

 
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