History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands

In History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands, Martin Wein traces the interaction of Czechs and Jews, but also of German-speakers, Slovaks, and other groups in the Bohemian lands and in Czechoslovakia throughout the first half of the ...

Author: Martin Wein

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9004301267

Category: History

Page: 342

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In "History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands," Martin Wein traces the interaction of Czechs and Jews, but also of German-speakers, Slovaks, and other groups in the Bohemian lands and in Czechoslovakia throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

Languages of Community

The author examines the Jewish experience of the past two hundred years in Bohemia and Moravia (the present day Czech Republic), including history, myth, demograohics, biography, culture and politics.

Author: Hillel J. Kieval

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520214101

Category: History

Page: 311

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The author examines the Jewish experience of the past two hundred years in Bohemia and Moravia (the present day Czech Republic), including history, myth, demograohics, biography, culture and politics.

Prague and Beyond

Collectively these perspectives work to revise conventional understandings of Central Europe's Jewish past and present, and more fully capture the diversity and multivalence of life in the Bohemian Lands.

Author: Kateřina Capkova

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812299595

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Prague's magnificent synagogues and Old Jewish Cemetery attract millions of visitors each year, and travelers who venture beyond the capital find physical evidence of once vibrant Jewish communities in towns and villages throughout today's Czech Republic. For those seeking to learn more about the people who once lived and died at those sites, however, there has until now been no comprehensive account in English of the region's Jews. Prague and Beyond presents a new and accessible history of the Jews of the Bohemian Lands written by an international team of scholars. It offers a multifaceted account of the Jewish people in a region that has been, over the centuries, a part of the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy, was constituted as the democratic Czechoslovakia in the years following the First World War, became the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and later a postwar Communist state, and is today's Czech Republic. This ever-changing landscape provides the backdrop for a historical reinterpretation that emphasizes the rootedness of Jews in the Bohemian Lands, the intricate variety of their social, economic, and cultural relationships, their negotiations with state power, the connections that existed among Jewish communities, and the close, if often conflictual, ties between Jews and their non-Jewish neighbors. Prague and Beyond is written in a narrative style with a focus on several unifying themes across the periods. These include migration and mobility; the shape of social networks; religious life and education; civic rights, citizenship, and Jewish autonomy; gender and the family; popular culture; and memory and commemorative practices. Collectively these perspectives work to revise conventional understandings of Central Europe's Jewish past and present, and more fully capture the diversity and multivalence of life in the Bohemian Lands.

History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands

In History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands, Martin Wein traces the interaction of Czechs and Jews, but also of German-speakers, Slovaks, and other groups in the Bohemian lands and in Czechoslovakia throughout the first half of the ...

Author: Martin Wein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004301276

Category: History

Page: 356

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In History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands, Martin Wein traces the interaction of Czechs and Jews, but also of German-speakers, Slovaks, and other groups in the Bohemian lands and in Czechoslovakia throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

Jewish Childhood In Rural Bohemian

This is a well-written and very interesting reading.

Author: Gregory Sobieski

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798746173911

Category:

Page: 68

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This is a well-written and very interesting reading. We are fortunate to have this memoir of life in Bohemia remembered and shared. In the period before World War II, Czechs, Germans and Jews lived side-by-side in rural Bohemia (part of what is now the Czech Republic). The Jews of rural Bohemia had a way of life distinctively different from the Jews of Germany and Austria, or the Jews of Eastern Europe. In this memoir, the author shares treasured memories of that lost way of life.

The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia

This book examines the social and cultural history of the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia from the Age of Enlightenment to the middle of the twentieth century.

Author: Wilma Iggers

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081432228X

Category: History

Page: 412

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While much has been written about East European and German Jewry, relatively little attention has been given to the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia, although they played an important role in the industrial, economic, and cultural life of central Europe. This book examines the social and cultural history of the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia from the Age of Enlightenment to the middle of the twentieth century. From family histories, newspaper and magazine articles, wills, and letters, Wilma Iggers has culled descriptions of life, customs, and local color; portrayals of important individuals and families; stories of individuals depicting the transition of a culture and a people from the Middle Ages to modern times; an examination of complaints about the deterioration of the religious communities and of religious instruction; and the history of anti- Semitism. Practically all reports reflect the difficult struggle for survival as Jews. The texts also address special legislation regarding the Jews, industrialization and urbanization, changes in religious and familial structures, growing involvement in the culture and politics of the worldly communities, cultural assimilation, changes in stereotypes about the Jews, and the effects of political forces from outside. The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia begins with the expulsion of the Jews from Prague by Empress Maria Theresa in 1744, an event which caused a shock that remained in the Jewish consciousness for a long time. The book concludes with texts from the middle of the twentieth century dealing with the most recent generation of Bohemian and Moravian Jews. Despite fluctuations and radical breaks, the time span from 1744 to 1952 constitutes a single unit that encompasses striking cultural and economic developments as well as anti-Semitism and cynicism unmatched even in the Middle Ages. With their strong emotional ties to the land of their birth, Bohemian and Moravian Jews are closer to the Central and West Europeans than to the Jews from Eastern Europe. Although Jews are often criticized for adapting themselves easily to other countries--meaning that they have no real roots--their strong emotional ties to their countries of origin are clearly expressed in a number of documents included in this book.

A History of Habsburg Jews 1670 1918

William McCagg has done a great service for scholarship--and for Habsburg scholarship in particular--through his book.

Author: William O. McCagg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253206499

Category: History

Page: 289

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William McCagg has done a great service for scholarship--and for Habsburg scholarship in particular--through his book. Scholars are in his debt. --History of European Ideas . . . strongly recommended to those interested in either Jewish or Habsburg history. --American Historical Review . . . McCagg tells a fascinating story with expert knowledge, with the sure eye and sound judgment of the experienced historian . . . --Midstream . . . exceptionally fine research and the time frame of the study which make it quite remarkable and original. --German Politics & Society William McCagg brings out the extent to which Jews were divided not only as Jews, but also as citizens of Austro-Hungary . . . McCagg writes perceptively of Kafka's predicament as a German-speaking Jew in Prague, living through the Czech nationalist revival . . . --New York Review of Books Drawing on a wide variety of European sources, McCagg has produced the first history of this important but often forgotten community to be written since the nineteenth century.

A History of Czechs and Jews

As the Czech Republic emerges as Israel’s main EU ally, this book provides a timely analysis of this old-new alliance and is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in History and Jewish Studies.

Author: Martin Wein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317608219

Category: History

Page: 262

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Was Israel founded by Czechoslovakia? A History of Czechs and Jews examines this question and the resulting findings are complex. Czechoslovakia did provide critical, secret military sponsorship to Israel around 1948, but this alliance was short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952. Israel’s "Czech guns" were German as much as Czech, and the Soviet Union strongly encouraged Czechoslovakia’s help for Israel. Most importantly however, the Czechoslovak-Israeli military cooperation was only part of a much larger picture. Since the mid-1800s, Czechs and Jews have been systematically comparing themselves to each other in literature, music, politics, diplomacy, media, and historiography. A shared perception of similar fates of two small nations trapped between East and West, in constant existential danger, helped forge a Czech-Jewish "national friendship" amid periods of estrangement. Yet, this Czech-Jewish national friendship, an idea that can be traced from Masaryk and Kafka via Weizman and Ben Gurion to Havel and Netanyahu, was more myth than reality. Relations were often mixed and highly dependent on larger historical developments affecting Central Europe and the Middle East. As the Czech Republic emerges as Israel’s main EU ally, this book provides a timely analysis of this old-new alliance and is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in History and Jewish Studies.