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Author Gossman, Lionel.

Title The passion of Max von Oppenheim : archaeology and intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II to Hitler / [Lionel Gossman].

Imprint [Cambridge] : Open Book Publishers, [approximately 2013]


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Description 1 online resource (XXVI, 388 pages) : illustrations
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Series OpenBook Publishers.
Open Access e-Books.
Note Includes text in German.
Contents I. FAMILY BACKGROUND, DIPLOMATIC CAREER, ROLE IN WORLD WAR I -- The Oppenheims -- The Charm of the Orient -- Attachť in Cairo. "The Kaiser's Spy" -- The Spectre of Pan-Islamism and Jihad. The Background of Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift betreffend die Revolutionierung der islamischen Gebiete Unserer Feinde -- Oppenheim's 1914 Denkschrift -- Promoter of German Economic Expansion and the Berlin-Baghdad Railway -- PART II. THE ARCHAEOLOGIST: TELL HALAF -- Discovery and Excavation, Publications and Critical Reception -- Financial Difficulties. The Fate of the Tell Halaf Finds -- PART III. "THE KAISER'S SPY" UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM. "LEBEN IM NS-STAAT" -- Questions -- The Oppenheims and their Bank under National Socialism -- Waldemar and Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim, so-called "Quarter-Jews", during the National Socialist Regime: Work for the Abwehr (German Counter-Intelligence) and Association with the Conservative "Widerstand" (German Resistance) -- Max von Oppenheim, "Half-Jew," during the National Socialist Regime -- Middle East -- Oppenheim on the Race Question -- Support of the Regime -- Plotting for Nazi Germany. Oppenheim's Role in the Middle East Policy of the Third Reich -- Max von Oppenheim's Last Years -- PART IV. MAX VON OPPENHEIM'S RELATION TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN CONTEXT. SOME RESPONSES OF "NON-ARYAN" GERMANS TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM -- Two Jewish Organizations: the Verband nationaldeutscher Juden (Association of German National Jews) and the Reichsbund jŁdischer Frontsoldaten (Jewish War Veterans Association) -- Some Individuals: Schoeps, Pevsner, Kantorowicz, Landmann -- By Way of Conclusion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important contribution to knowledge of the ancient Middle East, while his massive study of the Bedouins is still consulted by scholars today. He was also an ardent German patriot, eager to support his country's pursuit of its "place in the sun." Excluded by his part-Jewish ancestry from the regular diplomatic service, Oppenheim earned a reputation as "the Kaiser's spy" because of his intriguing against the British in Cairo, as well as his plan, at the start of the First World War, to incite Muslims under British, French and Russian rule to a jihad against the colonial powers. After 1933, despite being half-Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, Oppenheim was not persecuted by the Nazis. In fact, he placed his knowledge of the Middle East and his connections with Muslim leaders at the service of the regime. Ranging widely over many fields - from war studies to archaeology and banking history - 'The Passion of Max von Oppenheim' tells the gripping and at times unsettling story of one part-Jewish man's passion for his country in the face of persistent and, in his later years, genocidal anti-Semitism.
Language Includes text in German.
Subject Oppenheim, Max, Freiherr von, 1860-1946.
Oppenheim, Max von (Max Adrian Simon), 1860-1946.
Oppenheim, Max, Freiherr von, 1860-1946. (OCoLC)fst00159778
Diplomats -- Germany -- Biography.
Middle East specialists -- Germany -- Biography.
Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Middle East -- Antiquities.
Regions & Countries -- Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
Middle East.
Archaeology -- Middle East -- History.
Oppenheim, Max -- Freiherr von -- 1860-1946.
Asian history.
Fascism and Nazism.
Jewish studies.
Middle Eastern history.
Political ideologies.
Politics and government.
Regional and national history.
Religious groups: social and cultural aspects.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Diplomats. (OCoLC)fst00894415
Middle East specialists. (OCoLC)fst01731543
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Indexed Term Anti-semitism
German history
Jewish history
Middle East
Nazi history
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
BiografieŽn (vorm)
Other Form: Print version: Passion of Max von Oppenheim (NL-LeOCL)355501686 (OCoLC)829059722
ISBN 9781909254220 (electronic bk.)
1909254223 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0030 doi
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AU@ 000062389651
CHNEW 000603999
DEBBG BV043039253
DEBBG BV044109678
DEBSZ 429970811
DEBSZ 452583136
NZ1 15588654
NZ1 15967945

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