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Vienna and its Jews : the tragedy of success : 1880s-1980s

Author: George E Berkley
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Abt Books ; Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, ©1988.
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Examines Jewish life in Vienna, outlining internal dissensions and conflicts between assimilationist and traditional Jews and focusing on the rise and evolution of modern Austrian antisemitism. Jews were attacked as both capitalists and Marxists, as racially inferior and as a corrupting element, from the time of Christian Socialist Karl Lueger to Hitler and the Nazi period. Describes the Holocaust period, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Berkley, George E.
Vienna and its Jews.
Cambridge, MA : Abt Books ; Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, ©1988
(OCoLC)570082592
Online version:
Berkley, George E.
Vienna and its Jews.
Cambridge, MA : Abt Books ; Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, ©1988
(OCoLC)606378090
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George E Berkley
ISBN: 0819168165 9780819168160
OCLC Number: 17440564
Language Note: English.
Description: xxi, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I: Vienna, 1900: Dream and Reality --
1: Vienna Gloriosa --
2: Vienna Dolorosa --
Part II: A Troubled Triumph --
3: The Emergence of Jewish Vienna --
4: Divisions, Dissensions, and Doubts --
Part III: The Attack Begins --
Prelude: A New Kind of Anti-Judaism --
5: Seeds of Storm --
6: A Cause and a Champion --
7: Cresting Wave --
8: The Mayor and the Knight --
Part IV: The Vienna of Herzl and Hitler --
9: The Reign of Karl Lueger, Hitler's Mentor --
10: Herzl: The Unwelcome Messiah --
11: The Prewar Years --
Part V: War Within, War Without --
12: The Two-Front War --
13: From Empire to Republic --
14: The Solitary Scapegoat --
15: New Developments, Old Divisions --
16: Summer Storms --
17: Jews in the Late 1920s: The Halsman Case --
Part VI: Falling Curtain --
18: The Spreading Swastika --
19: The End of Austrian Democracy --
20: Anti-Semitism on "Rubber-Soled Shoes" --
21: Countdown --
Part VII: Paradise Lost --
22: The Blitzverfolgung --
23: A Closing Circle --
24: Deportation and Destruction --
25: "The Righteous Are Too Few" --
26: Silent Pulpits --
27: Birth of "The First Victim" --
Part VIII: Postwar Vienna: Dream and Reality II --
Prelude: Rebirth of a Community and a Country --
28: Remembering to Forget --
29: The City Without Jews --
Epilogue: The Answers.
Responsibility: George E. Berkley.

Abstract:

Examines Jewish life in Vienna, outlining internal dissensions and conflicts between assimilationist and traditional Jews and focusing on the rise and evolution of modern Austrian antisemitism. Jews were attacked as both capitalists and Marxists, as racially inferior and as a corrupting element, from the time of Christian Socialist Karl Lueger to Hitler and the Nazi period. Describes the Holocaust period, the persecution and deportation of Austria's Jews, and the unwillingness of Austrians to deal with their Nazi and anti-Jewish past after the war, as shown by their reluctance to bring war criminals to trial and by Kurt Waldheim's election as president.

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