Jews of Vienna and the First World War by David RechterJews of Vienna and the First World War by David Rechter

Jews of Vienna and the First World War

byDavid Rechter

Paperback | January 15, 2007

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The First World War marked the final chapter in the history of Habsburg Viennese Jewry. In this book, the first study of Viennese Jews in this period, David Rechter explores the community's crises of ideology and identity during the traumatic war years. The book is also a study of modernJewish politics. Viennese and Austrian Jewish political culture was a unique amalgam, combining the nationalism and radicalism of eastern Europe with the liberalism of the west. During the war, Zionism emerged the victor. The Jewish experience resembled that of other minorities in central andeastern Europe in this period, where ideologies of nationalism and ethnic self-determination became the prevailing norm. Despite this political transformation, Jewish world-views-whether liberal, nationalist, or Orthodox-survived the war remarkably intact. In analysing how Viennese Jews made thedifficult transition from the Habsburg empire to the Austrian Republic, David Rechter offers a case study of Jewish politics and society in the crucible of war and brings to light an unexamined episode of modern Jewish history.
David Rechter is University Research Lecturer in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, Research Fellow in Modern Jewish History at St Antony's College, Oxford, and Fellow in Modern Jewish History at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His next book, to be published by the Littman Library, is The Jews of Habsburg Bukovina...
Title:Jews of Vienna and the First World WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1904113826

ISBN - 13:9781904113829

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