Before the "Final Solution": Toward a Comparative Analysis of Political Anti-Semitism in Interwar Germany and Poland

  title={Before the "Final Solution": Toward a Comparative Analysis of Political Anti-Semitism in Interwar Germany and Poland},
  author={W. Hagen},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={351 - 381}
  • W. Hagen
  • Published 1996
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • Before Hitler's regime launched the wartime genocide, political anti-Semitism in central Europe rose to levels of destructiveness unprecedented in modem history. Though most ruthless in Nazi Germany, anti-Jewish agitation and legislation also struck hard at Polish Jewry. Indeed, in no other lands of modem Europe did the Jewish question in politics attain a more fateful significance than in Germany and Poland, although its role was weighty everywhere in central and eastern Europe. Yet the… CONTINUE READING
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