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The Complicated Cases Of Soghomon Tehlirian And Sholem Schwartzbard And Their Influences On Raphaël Lemkin's Thinking About Genocide, Steven Leonard Jacobs Apr 2019

The Complicated Cases Of Soghomon Tehlirian And Sholem Schwartzbard And Their Influences On Raphaël Lemkin's Thinking About Genocide, Steven Leonard Jacobs

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

The article is an examination of the persons and trials of Soghomon Tehlirian and Sholem Schwartzbard, their political assassinations as acts of vengeance for genocide and pogroms, their trials and subsequent acquittals. It is also an examination of the influences of these two events on the evolved thinking of Raphael Lemkin on his conceptualization of the needs for an international law contra genocide. Finally, it also elaborates on what information is now available on both men and their associations, and what was known and unknown to Lemkin and whether or not these two cases remained centrally important to his understandings.


A Complicated Peace: Nationalism And Antisemitism In Interwar Poland, Joanna Dobrowolska Aug 2018

A Complicated Peace: Nationalism And Antisemitism In Interwar Poland, Joanna Dobrowolska

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the roots of antisemitic rhetoric expressed by Polish nationalists between 1918 and 1939. I argue that nationalist rhetoric and political campaigns during this period focused on calling for Poles to defend themselves against Jewish economic and political domination. The first half of this work utilizes pamphlets, books, newspaper articles, and other written works wherein Polish nationalists, in particular members of the National Democratic Party(NDP), expressed a fear of Polish Jews and called for their eviction from the country. Fear that Poland, a country that had been partitioned by surrounding empires for the past two centuries, would ...


The Politics Of Antisemitism In Denver, Colorado, 1898-1984, Michael Adam Lee Jan 2017

The Politics Of Antisemitism In Denver, Colorado, 1898-1984, Michael Adam Lee

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

My dissertation argues that a politicized form of antisemitic violence developed in Denver, Colorado and remained remarkably persistent from the early to the late twentieth century. Politicized antisemitic violence toward Jews in the Mile High City took root and persisted due to the interactions between multiple factors. A rancorous economic environment in the region periodically drove extreme and sometimes violent competition between groups of workers and workers and management. Throughout the century, populism contributed to this violence, offering an outlet for hatred and intolerance toward any group that was perceived as threatening white Protestant American manhood. Starting with the advent ...


“Man Darf Nicht Sagen...”. Kafka’S 1906 Fragment Über Ästhetische Apperception („On Perception“), Jonathan Skolnik Dec 2016

“Man Darf Nicht Sagen...”. Kafka’S 1906 Fragment Über Ästhetische Apperception („On Perception“), Jonathan Skolnik

Jonathan Skolnik


Inspired by Scott Spector’s analysis of the Prague Circle, this article investigates
how Kafka’s fragment “On Perception” (“Über ästhetische Apperception”) might
be viewed as a product of the dialogue between Brod and Kafka. After surveying
how Kafka scholars have framed and tried to apply Kafka’s early text on
aesthetics, the article shows Kafka’s work refuses to engage with the powerful
anti-Jewish tropes of aesthetic theory around 1900 (Weininger) and instead
develops literary themes and techniques that anticipate many aspects of Kafka’s
later literary production


The Effect Of Richard Wagner's Music And Beliefs On Hitler's Ideology, Carolyn S. Ticker Sep 2016

The Effect Of Richard Wagner's Music And Beliefs On Hitler's Ideology, Carolyn S. Ticker

Musical Offerings

The Holocaust will always be remembered as one of the most horrific and evil events in all of history. One question that has been so pervasive in regards to this historical event is the question of why. Why exactly did Hitler massacre the Jewish people? Why did he come to the conclusion that the Jews were somehow lesser than him, and that it was okay to kill them? What and who were his influences and how did they help form Hitler’s opinions leading up to the Holocaust? Although more than one situation or person influenced Hitler, I believe that ...


Wagner Contra Mundum: Wagner Versus The World, Caitlin A. Thom May 2015

Wagner Contra Mundum: Wagner Versus The World, Caitlin A. Thom

Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies

An investigation of responses to Wagner in Nazi Germany and post-World War II Israel.


Capitulation Or Resistance? The Response Of The Catholic Church To Nazi Mistreatment Of Jews, Dabo Li Apr 2015

Capitulation Or Resistance? The Response Of The Catholic Church To Nazi Mistreatment Of Jews, Dabo Li

Black & Gold

This essay examines the role of the Catholic Church in the Nazi racial persecution of Jews that culminated in the Final Solution. Recent historical studies have made revealing discoveries despite the steadfast refusal of the Vatican to open up its most important archives. For an institution with higher moral calling, how did the Catholic Church react to the uptick in German anti-Semitism under Adolf Hitler? Using some most up-to-date research findings—as well as its own synthesis—this essay addresses this question by breaking up the Church hierarchy into the institutional and the individual, local levels. It demonstrates that, through ...


Pius Xii On Trial, Katherine M. Campbell May 2014

Pius Xii On Trial, Katherine M. Campbell

Honors College

Scholars have debated Pope Pius XII’s role in the Holocaust since the 1960s. Did he do everything he could and should have done to save Jews? His critics say no because of antisemitism rooted in the traditional Catholic views. His defenders say yes and deny that he was an antisemite. In my thesis, I shall assess the arguments on both sides in terms of the available evidence. I shall focus both on what Pius XII did do and what he did not do and on the degree to which he can be held responsible for the actions of low-level ...


"We Long For A Home": American Discourses On Jewishness After The Second World War (1945-49), Samantha M. Bryant May 2013

"We Long For A Home": American Discourses On Jewishness After The Second World War (1945-49), Samantha M. Bryant

Masters Theses

In 1939, the United States government denied the entry of German Jewish refugees traveling aboard the MS St. Louis into the country. Less than ten years later, President Harry S. Truman declared his support for the creation of a Jewish nation-state in Palestine, legitimizing his position based on war atrocities, genocide, and Jews’ right to self-determination. This project poses questions that seek to understand how U.S. foreign policy-shifts impacted American culture and postwar discourses on Jewishness in the age of Jim Crow between the years 1945 and 1949. This study illustrates the geopolitical forces impacting domestic social and political ...


Menorah Review (No. 65, Summer/Fall, 2006) Jan 2006

Menorah Review (No. 65, Summer/Fall, 2006)

Menorah Review

A Rebbe in Skirts -- By Way of Introduction: Reflections on Israeli Women's Studies: A Reader -- Israeli Literature and Israeli Politics -- More in than Out -- Revisiting Old Themes Through a Contemporary Lens -- The World of Rabbi Nathan -- Noteworthy Books


Israel And Jerusalem Then And Now: The Historical Dynamics And Challenges, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2000

Israel And Jerusalem Then And Now: The Historical Dynamics And Challenges, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An outline of many of the historical dynamics and challenges of Israel and Jerusalem. This article was published in Religion and Politics in Asia Today, edited by Augustine Thottakara, 47-63. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2001. Visit them online at http://www.dharmarampublications.com/orderpost.php.


"Ambivalent Relations: Acceptance And Anti-Semitism In Confederate Thomasville", Mark I. Greenberg Dec 1992

"Ambivalent Relations: Acceptance And Anti-Semitism In Confederate Thomasville", Mark I. Greenberg

Mark I. Greenberg

No abstract provided.


Helen Abramovitz Interview For The Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection, Helen Abramovitz, Julie Orenstein Jul 1984

Helen Abramovitz Interview For The Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection, Helen Abramovitz, Julie Orenstein

Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust (MS-215)

On July 30th, 1984 Julie Orenstein interviewed Helen Hoffman Abramovitz about her family and life growing up in Czechoslovakia prior to World War II and her life after the war in the United States. On side one Helen discussed her early life and schooling in a variety of locations in the Sudetenland and Prague. Of note, she mentions that she feared for her life everyday she lived in Sudetenland. In addition to her experiences growing up in Czechoslovakia, Helen discussed the varying jobs of her parents and their training. On side two Helen discusses her current life in the United ...


Werner Becker Interview For The Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection, Werner Becker, Stephen Kahn Sep 1978

Werner Becker Interview For The Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection, Werner Becker, Stephen Kahn

Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust (MS-215)

On September 13, 1978 Stephen Kahn interviewed Werner Becker about his life in before, during, and after World War II. In the beginning of this interview Werner discusses his early childhood and his family in Mecklenburg province in Germany. As the interview progresses Werner recounts how he intended to attend college in France but declined to enroll because he foresaw Jewish students being excluded from attending and completing college. Towards the end of the interview he recounts his time working in Algeria, later working for the British Army, and his eventual arrival in Dayton.