By Shulamit Volkov
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The ferocity of the Nazi assault upon the Jews took many without warning. Volkov argues new examine either the character of antisemitism and on the complexity of contemporary Jewish existence in Germany is needed that allows you to offer a proof. whereas antisemitism had a couple of capabilities in pre-Nazi German society, it such a lot quite served as a cultural code, an indication of belonging to a selected political and cultural milieu.
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Germans, Jews, and Antisemites: Trials in Emancipation by Shulamit Volkov