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A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789–1939

David Vital


The twentieth century has seen both the greatest triumph of Jewish history and its greatest tragedy: the birth of the nation of Israel and the state-sponsored genocide of the Holocaust. This book attempts to examine the role played by the Jews themselves, across the whole of Europe, during the century and a half leading up to these events. It explores the Jews' troubled relationship with Europe, documenting the struggles of this ‘nation without a territory’ to establish a place for itself within an increasingly polarized and nationalist continent. The book examines the clash within the Jewish ... More

Keywords: Jews, Israel, genocide, Holocaust, self-determination, activists, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246816
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Vital, author
Formerly Nahum Goldmann Professor of Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University