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The ‘Jewish Question’ in German Literature 1749–1939Emancipation and its Discontents$
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Ritchie Robertson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199248889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248889.001.0001

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Dissimilation

Dissimilation

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(p.379) 5 Dissimilation
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The ‘Jewish Question’ in German Literature 1749–1939
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Ritchie Robertson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248889.003.0005

This chapter turns to what historians have recently called ‘dissimilation’, the affirmation of Jewishness in response to an unwelcoming society. It inquires into new ways of being Jewish and reinventing Jewish identity: the rediscovery and revaluation of the traditional Jewish communities of eastern Europe; the notion that the Jew was really an Oriental and hence endowed quite differently from the Europeans among whom he was stranded; and finally the Zionist movement, typified by Theodor Herzl, which sought to solve the Jewish question by transporting the Jews to a new, or old, home in the East.

Keywords:   dissimilation, Jewishness, Jewish identity, Zionist movement, Theodor Herzl, Jewish question, Jews

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