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At the Edges of Liberalism

Junctions of European, German, and Jewish History

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Steven E. Aschheim
      Pages 1-4
  3. On the Edges of Liberalism

  4. Three German Jews at the Junction

  5. Evil at the Edges

  6. Encounters at the Junction: Jews and Western Culture

About this book


The essays in this volume seek to confront some of the charged meeting points of European - especially German - and Jewish history. All, in one way or another, explore the entanglements, the intertwined moments of empathy and enmity, belonging and estrangement, creativity and destructiveness that occurred at these junctions.


communism DDR Europe Hannah Arendt history Jewish history Judaism nationalism resistance

About the authors

STEVEN E. ASCHHEIM is Professor Emeritus of History at Hebrew University, Israel. The author of numerous books on German and Jewish history over the last thirty years, his writing regularly appears in publications such as The Times Literary Supplement and Ha'aretz. In recent years he has held visiting professorships at such schools as Columbia, the University of Michigan, and Trinity College Dublin.

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