Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars by Lisa Silverman PDF

By Lisa Silverman

ISBN-10: 0190257814

ISBN-13: 9780190257811

ISBN-10: 0199794847

ISBN-13: 9780199794843

The cave in of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a country of political, social, and fiscal turmoil, yet Jews particularly came across their lives shaken to the middle. even if Jews' former convenience quarter all of sudden disappeared, the dissolution of the twin Monarchy additionally created lots of room for innovation and alter within the realm of tradition. Jews eagerly took up the problem to fill this void, they usually turned seriously invested in tradition with the intention to form their new, but additionally vexed, self-understandings.

By keeping apart the years among the realm Wars and reading formative occasions in either Vienna and the provinces, Becoming Austrians: Jews and tradition among the realm Wars demonstrates that an intensified marking of individuals, areas, and occasions as "Jewish" followed the crises taking place within the wake of Austria-Hungary's cave in, with profound results on Austria's cultural legacy. at times, the implications of this marking led to grave injustices. Philipp Halsmann, for instance, used to be wrongfully imprisoned for the homicide of his father years earlier than he grew to become a world-famous photographer. And the lads who shot and killed author Hugo Bettauer and thinker Moritz Schlick bought insufficient punishment for his or her murderous deeds.

But engagements with the phrases of Jewish distinction additionally characterised the production of tradition, as proven in Hugo Bettauer's satirical novel The urban with no Jews and its movie variation, different texts via Veza Canetti, David Vogel, A.M. Fuchs, Vicki Baum, and Mela Hartwig, and performances on the Salzburg competition and the Yiddish theater in Vienna. by way of analyzing the lives, works, and deeds of a wide variety of Austrians, Lisa Silverman finds how the social codings of politics, gender, and state bought a robust improve whilst articulated alongside the strains of Jewish difference.

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