Before Catastrophe: Distinctive Path of German Zionism (Hardback)Hagit Lavsky (author)
Hardback Published: 31/10/1996
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This book, a first attempt to analyse German Zionism in a global Zionist context, sheds new light on the role of German Zionism in the German-Jewish community. It traces the emergence of a small component of the Zionist movement which regardless of size played a distinctive part in both German-Jewish and Zionist history on the eve of World War II. Positioned strategically between East and West, German Zionism was open to influences from both sides. Although post-assimilationist, it was affected by the encounter with East European Jewry. The product was a unique form of Zionism that combined Western ideas with radical 'Palestinocentrism'.
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Weight: 632 g
Dimensions: 180 x 260 x 22 mm
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