Berlin Debate on Antisemitism
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The most consequential public debate about the relationship between German Jews and the German state and nation in the late 19th century was later termed Berliner Antisemitismusstreit (Berlin Debate on Antisemitism). It was sparked by an article published in 1879 by the historian Heinrich von Treitschke, in which he spoke out vehemently against "an age of hybrid German-Jewish culture." Over the course of the two-yea…

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Moshe Zimmermann, Jerusalem and Nicolas Berg, Leipzig, “Berlin Debate on Antisemitism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0082>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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