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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 (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 (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
... that the 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 (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...
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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...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 187–214.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is precipitated by his self-Orientalizing gaze, leading him to doubt his commitment to communism. The article relates this to Weiss’s own biographical experience as a left-wing intellectual who belatedly discovered that his father was Jewish and had kept this fact a secret to evade the Nazis. However...
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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 (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 109–142.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Shira Miron This article traces the change in practice and the transition of meaning in the photographs taken in Jewish homes in Germany under the Nazi regime. It draws on the ontological duality of absence and presence embedded in the medium of photography to analyze examples of such photographs...
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Published: 01 February 2024
Figure 2. “Grandma Simion’s Corner in the Living Room.” Courtesy of the Jewish Museum, Berlin (2005/36/59). More
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Figure 11. Front cover of the album of the Scherk and Justmann families. Courtesy of the Jewish Museum, Berlin (JMB 2009_233). More
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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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Published: 01 February 2024
Figure 1. Carl Rogge, Max Slevgot’s family portrait on the top floor of the Plesches’ villa. Courtesy of the Jewish Museum, Berlin (2004/112/85014). More
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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...
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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
... 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 theories...
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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 (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 87–107.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Amy Walsh This article traces the unusual story of a non-Western work of art stolen from a Polish noble, rather than Jewish, family during the German occupation. It illustrates the range of Nazi looting and the necessity of scrutinizing the provenance of every object, not only paintings. The story...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the 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...