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Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars

Lisa Silverman


The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a state of political, social, and economic turmoil, but Jews in particular found their lives shaken to the core. Although Jews’ former comfort zone suddenly disappeared, the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy also created room for cultural innovation and change. Jews eagerly took up the challenge to fill this void, becoming heavily invested in culture as a way to shape their new, but also vexed, self-understandings. By examining formative events in both Vienna and the provinces, this book demonstrates that an intensified marking of pe ... More

Keywords: Austria, Vienna, Jews, interwar, culture, politics, economics, Dual Monarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794843
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794843.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Silverman, author
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee