By Marvin Perry, Matthew Berg, James Krukones

This reader makes use of basic assets to light up the highbrow, political, and cultural background of Europe from 1900 to the current. every one half, bankruptcy, and part comprises an advent that explains the historic environment and importance of the readings inside of.

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The worst of the pogroms occurred during the civil war that followed the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; some 60,000 Jews were slaughtered, particularly in Ukraine, long a hotbed of anti-Semitism. Even in France, the center of the Enlightenment, anti-Semitism proved a powerful force. At the time of the Dreyfus affair, Catholic and nationalist zealots demanded that Jews be deprived of their civil rights. In Germany, anti-Semitism became associated with the ideological defense of a distinctive German culture, the volkish Section 5 Anti-Semitism: Regression to Mythical Thinking 27 thought popular in the last part of the nineteenth century.

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