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The Resource Passing illusions : Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany, Kerry Wallach

Passing illusions : Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany, Kerry Wallach

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Passing illusions : Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany
Title
Passing illusions
Title remainder
Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Wallach
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weimar Germany (1919-33) was an era of equal rights for women and minorities, but also of growing antisemitism and hostility toward the Jewish population. This led some Jews to want to pass or be perceived as non-Jews; yet there were still occasions when it was beneficial to be openly Jewish. Being visible as a Jew often involved appearing simultaneously non-Jewish and Jewish. Passing Illusions examines the constructs of German-Jewish visibility during the Weimar Republic and explores the controversial aspects of this identity - and the complex reasons many decided to conceal or reveal themselves as Jewish. Focusing on racial stereotypes, Kerry Wallach outlines the key elements of visibility, invisibility, and the ways Jewishness was detected and presented through a broad selection of historical sources including periodicals, personal memoirs, and archival documents, as well as cultural texts including works of fiction, anecdotes, images, advertisements, performances, and films. Twenty black-and-white illustrations (photographs, works of art, cartoons, advertisements, film stills) complement the book's analysis of visual culture. --
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Wallach, Kerry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Antisemitism
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Passing illusions : Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany, Kerry Wallach
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passing, covering, revealing -- Methods of projecting and detecting Jewishness -- Coming out as Jewish: print, stage, and screen displays -- Hostile outings: when being seen was undesirable -- Mistaken identifications and nonrecognitions -- German-Jewish passing in comparative contexts
Control code
ocn969202267
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780472053575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)969202267
Label
Passing illusions : Jewish visibility in Weimar Germany, Kerry Wallach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passing, covering, revealing -- Methods of projecting and detecting Jewishness -- Coming out as Jewish: print, stage, and screen displays -- Hostile outings: when being seen was undesirable -- Mistaken identifications and nonrecognitions -- German-Jewish passing in comparative contexts
Control code
ocn969202267
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780472053575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)969202267

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