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Tearing down Prague's Jewish town : ghetto clearance and the legacy of middle-class ethnic politics around 1900

Author: Cathleen M Giustino
Publisher: Boulder : East European Monographs ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003.
Series: East European monographs, 618.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1887 the middle-class Czechs dominating Prague's City Hall announced that they had selected Alfred Hurtig's "End of the Ghetto" Plan to be the blueprint for the large scale destruction and reconstruction of the city's former Jewish ghetto. The creation and implementation of the plan was carried out in the name of sanitation. Of the roughly 260 buildings standing inside the old ghetto's borders in 1887 only seven
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Genre/Form: History
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Giustino, Cathleen M.
Tearing down Prague's Jewish town.
Boulder : East European Monographs ; a New York : distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607048338
Online version:
Giustino, Cathleen M.
Tearing down Prague's Jewish town.
Boulder : East European Monographs ; a New York : distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)608804926
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen M Giustino
ISBN: 0880335165 9780880335164
OCLC Number: 54405520
Description: xiv, 425 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. "Finis Ghetto" --
pt. I. State and Party Structures Framing Ghetto Clearance --
2. Delimiting Municipal Autonomy and Local Citizenship --
3. The Doors of the Local Oligarchy --
pt. II. Narrowing Czech Middle-Class Differences and Ghetto Clearance --
4. The Language and Measures of Progress --
5. Ghetto in the Sense of Slum --
6. Streets and Sanctity in the Sanitation Zone --
7. Ghetto in the Sense of Religious Segregation --
8. Liberal Principles, Czech Identity, and God's Law --
pt. III. Widening Czech Middle-Class Differences and Ghetto Clearance --
9. The Prague Compromise of 1896 and Counter-Liberal Challenge --
10. Lower-Middle-Class Hardship, Municipal Social Welfare, and Anti-Jewish Hostility --
11. The Public of Historic Preservation and Its Alternatives --
12. The Re-Ghettoization of Prague's Jews.
Series Title: East European monographs, 618.
Responsibility: Cathleen M. Giustino.
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Based upon a rich array of rare documents, this book examines the local social and ethnic interest-group struggles that fueled the large-scale destruction and reconstruction of the city's former  Read more...

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It covers complex topics--Czech liberalism, the growth of municipal government, the emergence of historic preservationism, and even Prague's toilets and sewers--clearly and subtly. -- Jeremy King, Read more...

 
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