Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

by Jonathan Skolnik


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804786072
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 03/19/2014
Series: Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Skolnik is Associate Professor of German at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is also on the faculty in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and in History.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

A Chronology of German-Jewish Historical Fiction xiii

Introduction: Jewish Cultural Memory and the German Historical Novel 1

1 Jewish History Under the Sign of Secularization: Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza (1837) 23

2 "Who learns history from Heine?" Wissenschaft des Judentums and Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (1840) 45

3 Minority Culture in the Age of the Nation: Jewish Historical Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Germany 67

Phöbus Philippson's Die Marannen (1837)

Hermann Reckendorf's Die Geheimnisse der Juden (1856-57)

Ludwig Philippson's Jakob Tirado (1867)

Markus Lehmann's Die Familie y Aguilar (1873)

Alfred Nossig's Abarbanel: Das Drama eines Volkes (1906)

4 German Modernism and Jewish Memory: Else Lasker-Schüler's Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona (1921) 105

5 "Where books are burned …": Jewish Memories of Inquisition and Expulsion in Nazi Germany and in Exile 147

Hermann Sinsheimer's Maria Nunnez (1934)

Hermann Kesten's Ferdinand und Isabella (1936)

Ernst Sommer's Botschaft aus Granada (1937)

Epilogue: Post-Holocaust Echoes 177

Notes 187

Bibliography 229

Index 257

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