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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 81–92.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Katja Garloff This essay calls for a theoretical discussion of the aesthetics and politics of comparison in contemporary German Jewish literature and beyond. It describes the tendency of recent German Jewish writers and thinkers to compare and connect the experiences of Jews to those of other...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... approach. Indeed, Rabinbach partly attributes these universalizing accounts as a defensive reaction to the virulent “anti-German” fulminations of Emil Ludwig, their similarly exiled Jewish contemporary. Moreover, while perhaps a small generational divide may account for differences between these two...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in!” not by Germans or SS but by “invisible voices.” 14 In Tzili: The Story of a Life (1983), where Appelfeld narrates the escape of a young Jewish girl in the eastern European forests, we are told that the “soldiers invaded the town and destroyed it,” and elsewhere Tzili asks, “Do they kill everyone?” 15...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 179–197.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for understanding the trauma, then it can also serve as a key for clearing the way to work through it. This unique type of symbiotic connection makes it essential to understand the Jewish aspect in relation to its German counterpart and vice versa. Accordingly, I wish to demonstrate how contemporary...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... passage Socher states: Maimon stands in a both chronological and substantive sense between Mendelssohn and Heine, at the beginning of the Jewish entry into German literature. Unlike Mendelssohn and like Heine, he thematized his cultural otherness, flaunted it, and made...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Brunswick, NJ: Aldine Transaction, 2006), 302. D. S. Margoliouth, a contemporary of Goldziher’s and professor of Arabic at Oxford University, took the argument even farther, as did Henri Lammens and Joseph Schacht. 100  German Jewish Scholarship on Islam times. This, of course, was precisely...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in the New Germany (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006); Leslie Morris and Jack Zipes, eds., Unlikely History: The Changing German-Jewish Symbiosis, 1945–2000 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000). 4. Jan Ross, “Der Hegel der Bundesrepublik,” Die Zeit, October 11, 2001; cf. Mary Nolan...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... that understands the novel as deliberately opening itself up to future readings, a text conceived and structured to engage readers of not-yet-determined futures. kevers@uci.edu hell@umich.edu howesw@missouri.edu Copyright © 2022 by New German Critique, Inc. 2022 This content is made freely...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to his reflections on American writers and scholars in the final third of his career. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Gershom Scholem Kabbalah Sabbatai Sevi Jewish mysticism America References Abrams Daniel . 2000 . “Defining Modern Academic Scholarship: Gershom...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 47–59.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citi- zen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.”26 Categories, Einstein implies, are created by contexts. Being “Jewish” was only one...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Land: The Issue of Heimat in Contemporary German-Jewish Writing,” New German Critique, no. 70 (1997): 163–65. German Zionists often willingly accepted this image and pointed to Palestine as the authentic Jewish Heimat. Ofer Ashkenazi  119 ness...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 71–80.
Published: 01 November 2023
... as an “antechamber to the German paradise.” That was how the nineteenth-century German Jewish writer Karl Emil Franzos saw Czernowitz, where he moved from the small Galician town of Czortkow to attend a German-language gymnasium. 3 Exploring places like Bukovina, margins or peripheries of German history...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 1–8.
Published: 01 November 2014
... endured by Jewish prisoners in the Warsaw ghetto, was met with irritation. It seemed to me that the students resented the film to a greater degree than they would have resented a particu- larly dull exemplar of New German Cinema or the French New Wave. Why were they, they wondered aloud, required...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 83–95.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of the conspiracy between German and Russian anti-Semites, who, from their bases in Berlin and Munich in the 1920s and 1930s, spread the myth of the Jewish-Bolshevist global conspiracy and—more or less consciously— made use of a forgery to do so. Basically, Rollin produces a countermyth, in that the German...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on the “battle against Jewishness in legal science,” which Schmitt organizes in 1936. 100 Here Schmitt offers concrete policy proposals for the creation of “a German legal scientific literature” that would no longer be a scientific literature “contaminated by the Jews [ von Juden infiziertes ].” 101 Once...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 137–153.
Published: 01 August 2015
...; and McGlothlin, Second-Generation Holo- caust Literature, 139, 134. 26. Fuchs, Phantoms of War, 46. 144  Beyond Lateness? occurred before their authors were born.27 Though Rabinovici and Beyer—a Jewish Austrian born in Tel Aviv in 1961 and a German non-Jew born in West Berlin in 1965—come from...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Germany’s relation to its Jewish victims, constrained the Left’s ability to engage with contemporary scenes of imperialism. The drive to equate contemporary politics in Israel with Nazi Germany annulled the weight of the Holocaust and German responsibility for the past.6 Kunzelmann’s vocabulary...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 81 82  Dialectic of Enlightenment Reconsidered out the core themes of an at times opaque text and made the reasonable claim that the authors’ focus on the Jewish proscription on drawing the image...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... Disillusioned by the persistence of antisemitism in the liberal age, German-speaking Jews were the first to assert an ethnic pride based on common traits they insisted remained embedded in their minds despite outward acculturation. While the emergent discourse of psychological Jewishness helped create...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... satisfy philosophical minds.”44 Such an understanding of Islam compelled some Jewish contemporaries of Marcus, most famously, the philosopher and writer Muhammad Asad (Leop- old Weiss, 1900–1992), to formally and publicly convert to Islam.45 Scholars and German-speaking Muslims today have taken...