Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: An Intellectual Historian's Response to Goldhagen

@article{Birken1997AntisemitismIC,
  title={Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: An Intellectual Historian's Response to Goldhagen},
  author={L. Birken},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  year={1997},
  volume={15},
  pages={100 - 115}
}
  • L. Birken
  • Published 1997
  • Philosophy
  • Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
  • While Daniel Goldhagen's controversial Hitler's Willing Executioners is ostensibly a monograph on the sociology of the Nazi police battalions in the Second World War, it is actually a study in the history ofideas. The central thesis underpinning the book is that "well before the Nazis came to power" German society was permeated by "a virulent ... variant of antisemitism" which not only "called for the elimination of Jewish influence or of the Jews themselves from German society" but predisposed… CONTINUE READING

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