The Scholem Brothers and the Paths of German Jewry, 1914-1939

  title={The Scholem Brothers and the Paths of German Jewry, 1914-1939},
  author={Jay Howard Geller},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  pages={52 - 73}
  • J. Geller
  • Published 2 June 2012
  • History
  • Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
The First World War and the Weimar Republic opened new opportunities for Jews in Germany, but they also complicated the Jews' situation. Significant antisemitism accompanied illiberal antirepublican sentiment, and the Jews' place in German society was increasingly called into question. Faced with this challenge, German Jews saw four options available to them: the Jewish particularism of Zionism, the universalism of Marxism, an embrace of German nationalism and minimization of Jewish identity… 
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