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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to participate in and influence this discourse. The article argues that in manipulating and decontextualizing Heimat iconography, prominent Jewish filmmakers were able to introduce the aspirations and fears of integration-seeking outsiders—of German Jews—into the discourse of German nationality. The similarities...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Noah B. Strote This essay traces the historical evolution of a novel type of individual in western and especially German-speaking Europe at the turn of the twentieth century: the Jew who recognized himself, and was recognized by others, through the way he thought as opposed to how he looked...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to a decades- long German fantasy about the positive role that some Germans might have played in the resistance to the genocide of the Jews. At the same time, however, with its revision of the problematic notion of natural victimhood, the film cri- tiques reductive popular narratives about the Holocaust...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of society so characteristic of fascist ideologies. Using the phenomenological insights of Martin Heidegger and Ernst Nolte to recount the history of the Nazi Volkskörper , I describe the meaning this manifestation of the body of the German people had for the Jew as a body, in general, and as a foreign body...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... German Critique, Inc. 61 62  Remapping Relief and Rescue It is an acknowledged irony of history that the “cursed bloody soil” of occupied Germany became a postwar haven for some quarter of a million Jews...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 47–59.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., genetics, and the use of science in such contexts is exemplified by Sarrazin's claims about the genetic inheritance of the Jews in his book and interviews. Gilman examines Sarrazin's argument, his American sources, and their resonance in contemporary German debates about race and immigration. © 2012...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... such utopia overlooked in historiography, Marcus's German-Islamic synthesis. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Germany Islam German Jews Johann Wolfgang von Goethe religious conversion References Ahmad Nasir . 1989 . “A Brief History of the Berlin Muslim Mission, 1922–1988...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Bruce Rosenstock Abstract The article argues that Martin Heidegger and Oskar Goldberg share a common gnostic motif of the “flight of the gods from the earth” and that both thinkers seek to prepare their people (the Germans, the Jews) for a “second beginning” of metaphysics that would restore...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 9–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... it, intensified it, and derived from it their destructive policies on art. “Looted art” was a last step and parallel consequence of developments that included the expulsion of the Jews from German society. Degenerate art and looted art should not be conflated, but they are to some degree interwoven. The article...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
... emergency German Jews Israel Neutral Angles: Mamlachtiut (Etatism) and Law in the Israeli Court, 1947–1961 Nitzan Lebovic These all co-mingle with a noisome choir of angels who— not rebels, yet not true...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2019
..., Arendt and Scholem collected and frequently reviewed each other’s work, about which Arendt wrote: “I always send you a specimen copy. My God, who should I send them to, if not you!” 9 While their parents, assimilated and bourgeois German Jews, had come of age in what Stefan Zweig described as “das...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... was not simply a tool in the service of modern Jewish nationality, at least not in any obvious sense.7 To view Scholem as a synthesis, as a German Jew who belongs both to Berlin and to Jerusalem, is not a new idea.8 Yet the image of Scholem as a paradigmatic Zionist still looms large, and no critical...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... communist activist–cum–con man, dandy, and mysterious associate of Münzenberg, Otto Katz (whom he calls “Man on Ice”). Operating under various identities, this “cosmopolitan,” chameleon-like German-speaking Czech Jew spoke multiple languages; was comfortable in European capitals as well as in Hollywood...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... often been noted for its methodological innova- tions, as well as for defying disciplinary boundaries. Applying labels or cate- gories to Arendt has always been challenging, perhaps even pointless. Though she was born a German Jew and raised in a nonreligious, leftist milieu, she denied that she...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 9–24.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and openly dissociated yourself from all things German—while still at school! Your mother, Betty, recalls that one day at the beginning of 1915 the school’s director, Dr. Meyer, summoned your father and told him that you demanded that Germans and Jews be separated in the school. “We Jews and Germans...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Archive” (in Hebrew) . Tarbiz 78 , no. 3 : 255 – 70 . Mosse George L. 1993 . “Gershom Scholem as a German Jew.” In Confronting the Nation: Jewish and Western Nationalism , 176 – 92 . Hanover, NH : Brandeis University Press . Myers David N. 1986 . “The Scholem-Kurzweil...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
... hundred thousand copies, has any idea of those most German affairs like the mass murder of World War II and the intentional annihilation of European Jews on the part of Nazi Germans. A cry rings out like thunder: “Nice try, Mr. Littell!” 1. This section of the essay originally appeared...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Schmitt, the reactionary “crown jurist of the Third Reich,” initiated the fi rst tradition; a small group of German Jews who immigrated to Palestine forged the second. Both traditions grew from a severe political crisis: in the earlier case, it was the German defeat of 1918; in the latter...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135–153.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Party, concentration camps, and the extermination of the Jews. For most of them, the traumas suffered by Germans were part of a larger story of suf- fering and sacrifice brought about by National Socialism and the war. This article examines two related trends in West German history text- books...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., anti-Semitic ideology appears to be initially a liberal phenomenon, an expression of a “false consciousness,” while in Nazi Germany the extermination of the Jews became a political institution, a pillar of the state. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 anti-Semitism state capitalism...