Deutsche Juden in der Novemberrevolution von 1918/19: Der Traum von der Zeitenwende

The German Revolution of 1918/19 had an ambivalent outcome: During the years of war, many German-Jewish soldiers had striven to prove their loyalty to the nation, yet anti-Semitism, far from disappearing, intensified over the course of the war. The essay also traces their hopes for a better future stemming from the preceding century of emancipation and discusses their projects and efforts to build a different German society after the cataclysmic war. It introduces leading German-Jewish actors who, while advocating a radical socialist transformation of German society, represented a minority position. However, they were particularly present in public perception. The essay also traces their hopes for a better future stemming from the preceding century of emancipation and discusses the projects they engaged in in their efforts to build a different German society after the cataclysmic war.

Author(s): Carolin Kosuch

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