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German Jews in Palestine, 1920-1948 : Between Dream and Reality

By: Sonino, Claudia

1498540309 / 9781498540308
Stock expected by 21/12/2019
United States
157 x 240 mm, 490 grams 216 pages
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With an approach both personal and symbolic, this volume leads us through the imagined worlds, delusions, discoveries, questions, hopes, ambivalences, anxieties, and historical, cultural and psychological dynamics of six German-Jewish writers and intellectuals who arrived in Palestine between the 1920s and 1930s.

Hugo Bergmann, Gershom Scholem, Gabriele Tergit, Else Lasker-Schuler, Arnold Zweig, and Paul Muhsam witnessed the gap between dream and reality from their own perspectives, representing it at many levels: intellectual, cultural, historical, psychological, and literary.

As these six figures arrived in Palestine, this ancient land long imagined by diaspora generations with life-long nostalgia was new and open to different interpretations, outcomes, and realities.

This book explores the difficulties and challenges that these figures had to face as they returned to the land of their fathers, a return shadowed by a historical, symbolic and metaphysical exile.

It tells the story of a culture suspended and balanced between many worlds- a story of exile and return that is still unfolding under our eyes today.


HBG General & world history, HRAM9 Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict, HRAX History of religion, HRJ Judaism

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