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Author Blaschke, Olaf, 1963-

Title Offenders or victims? : German Jews and the causes of modern Catholic antisemitism / Olaf Blaschke.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, c2009.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.8924043 B612o 2009    ---  Available
Description viii, 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered)
Studies in antisemitism (Unnumbered)
Note "Antisemitism is generally thought to derive from chimerical images of Jews, who became the victims of these projections. Some scholars, however, allege that the Jews' own conduct was the main cause of the hatred directed toward them in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Olaf Blaschke takes up this provocative question by considering the tensions between German Catholicism and Judaism in the period of the Kulturkampfe. Did Catholic resentments merely construct 'their' secular Jew? Or did their antisemitism in fact derive from their perceptions of the conduct of liberal Jewish 'offenders' during a period of social stress? Blaschke's deeper look at this crucial period of German history, particularly as revealed in the Catholic and Jewish presses, provides new and sometimes surprising insights."--Product description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Catholic attitudes toward Jews -- Challenging explanations of Catholic antisemitism -- The nature of Catholic antisemitism -- Antisemitism in an age of confessionalism -- Jewish attitudes toward Catholics -- Explaining antisemitism with regard to "Jewish offenders" -- Explaining Catholic antisemitism without Jews -- Jewish views of Catholic antisemitism -- Emphasizing good relations between Jews and Catholics -- Presenting Catholic antisemites as exceptions -- Referring to antisemitism directly -- Conclusion: explaining antisemitism without reference to the Jews.
Subject Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Judaism -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Judaism.
Catholics -- Germany -- Attitudes.
Jews -- Germany -- Attitudes.
Antisemitism -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Germany.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9780803225220 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803225229 (cloth : alk. paper)

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