Roots of Hate
Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust
By (author) William I. Brustein
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Roots of Hate by William I. Brustein
Book DescriptionHow did the levels of anti-Semitism in the 1930s compare to those of earlier decades? Did anti-Semitism vary in content and intensity across societies? In other words, were Germans more anti-Semitic than their European neighbors, and, if so, why? How does anti-Semitism differ from other forms of religious, racial, and ethnic prejudice? In this 2003 book, William I. Brustein offersa truly systematic comparative and empirical examination of anti-Semitism within Europe before the Holocaust. Brustein proposes that European anti-Semitism flowed from religious, racial, economic, and political roots, which became enflamed by economic distress, rising Jewish immigration, and socialist success. To support his arguments, Brustein draws upon a careful and extensive examination of the annual volumes of the American Jewish Year Books and more than 40 years of newspaper reportage from Europe's major dailies. The findings of this informative book offer a fresh perspective on the roots of society's longest hatred.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521774789
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William I. Brustein
Socialism of Fools?, Hardback (July 2015)
This study examines fully the role that the historic European left has played in developing and espousing anti-Semitic views.
Logic of Evil, Paperback (April 1998)» View all books by William I. Brustein
Why did millions of rational Germans join the Nazi Party between 1925 and 1933? In this book, the author argues that Nazi supporters were no different from citizens anywhere who select a political party or candidate they believe will promote their economic interests.
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