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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Amir Engel This article offers a critical reading of Gershom Scholem's memoir, From Berlin to Jerusalem , by contrasting it with the memoir of another German Jewish intellectual, Salomon Maimon. Ostensibly, these two memoirs tell opposite stories. Maimon (1753–1800) grew up in an orthodox...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
... phenomenology of the Volkskörper already contains the phenomenology of the Jewish body. Thus phenomenology has methodological promise for the historical analysis of the phenomenon of Nazism. New German Critique, Inc. 2009 The Phenomenology of the German People’s Body (Volkskörper) and the Extermination...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Esra Akcan This essay reopens the countermonumentality debate in memorial design through a rereading of the Berlin Jewish Museum, discussing not only its memorial function but also the architect Daniel Libeskind's early sketches and unfolding statements throughout the construction and thereafter...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... invasion in June 1941, in central Asia. Grossmann focuses on their struggle for survival and the extensive relief efforts organized in Teheran by the Joint (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) and other Jewish groups from the United States, Palestine, and the British Empire. This work sustained...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Susannah Heschel From the 1830s to the 1930s Jewish scholars came to dominate Islamic studies in Europe, particularly Germany, Hungary, and France, concentrating primarily on the Qur'an and the life of Muhammad but also painting a broad canvas describing the nature of Islam as a religion. They...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Ofer Ashkenazi Both during the Weimar years and in the early decades of the Cold War, in the wake of national catastrophes, Heimat imagery had played a vital role in the German identity discourse. This article analyzes how German Jewish filmmakers appropriated conventional Heimat imagery to...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Erin McGlothlin This article focuses on the 2007 short film Spielzeugland ( Toyland ) and its engagement with the cinematic trope of the “wrong” victim and with German-Jewish history. First, the article analyzes how the film imagines the so-called German-Jewish symbiosis at the moment of its most...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Willem Styfhals The story of the renowned scholar of Jewish mysticism Gershom Scholem and his disloyal student Jacob Taubes was one of continuing intellectual quarrel and personal enmity. Their intellectual disagreements centered on Jewish messianism, but the significance of this issue for Taubes’s...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Nitzan Lebovic This article addresses the strange reappearance of Carl Schmitt in the context of German Jewish thought after 1940. The focus is on the role political theology played in the work of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, and Jacob Taubes, three men who met in Jerusalem during the late 1940s and...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 9–24.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Steven E. Aschheim Victor Klemperer, Hannah Arendt, and Gerhard Scholem were three formidable German Jewish intellectuals with radically different conceptions of German identity, liberalism, Marxism, Jewishness, and Zionism and who confronted the great crises of their times with greatly divergent...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Reich, one in exile and the other in inner emigration. Drawing on recent postsecular approaches to pair the thought of the Catholic conservative Haecker and the Jewish-Marxist Benjamin, the present article details the context of Haecker’s book and Benjamin’s review and traces their respective mystical...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
... possibilities and, more often than not, limit them. The article ties together a German Jewish discourse of emergency, on the one hand, and the politics of etatism (mamlachtiut) and Hans Kelsen's Basic Norm , on the other hand. Seven decades later, the legal system still shows the same hesitation of the first...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen, whose interpretation of human weakness represents not only an alternative but in many respects a counterposition to Paul. In my article I present Cohen's messianism and his generation of the concept of the individual out of the recognition of human weakness. I return...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... thus far unrecognized, namely, how the problem of heresy figures at its core; they help us recall the interwar origins of the contemporary fascination with the term, the historical “horizon” in which it was born; they make plain what was at stake for Jewish thinkers in particular; and they help us ask...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... present, but they themselves are configured as both the new Jewish victims and the agents who mourn the Holocaust dead. The ultimate gesture in this study is to take a step beyond this Antigone paradigm as it pertains to the discourse of mourning and melancholia in relation to postwar German history. The...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... ) proved the most shocking text of the second Oyneg Shabes cache for the way it vehemently alleges Jewish complicity in the systematic murder of the Jews of Warsaw and even harshly criticizes the victims themselves. This article analyzes the East-West polemic over Holocaust memory that erupted around...
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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 a...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
... transcendence. The second half of the article turns to several performances of the Second, or “Resurrection,” Symphony to address further contested elements in Mahler reception, namely, the role and interplay of kitsch and Jewishness. The case of Mahler's music reveals another instance not only of the...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... Pauline “Mysterium Judaicum,” that is, the conjunction of enmity and love coming to expression in the Jewish people as “enemies” of God for the sake of the gentiles, but “beloved” of God for the sake of their forefathers (Romans 11:28). The Mysterium Judaicum marks a decisive break ( kairos ) after which...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... when he not only makes no mention of the Jewish population persecuted at the site but also relies on the highly conventional and objectifying symbol of the suitcase to represent metonymically Auschwitz's victims. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Past Lessons: Holocaust Conservation and...