At the Edges of Liberalism

Junctions of European, German, and Jewish History

  • Authors
  • Steven E. Aschheim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Steven E. Aschheim
      Pages 1-4
  3. On the Edges of Liberalism

  4. Three German Jews at the Junction

  5. Evil at the Edges

  6. Encounters at the Junction: Jews and Western Culture

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-273

About this book


The essays in this volume seek to confront some of the charged meeting points of European - especially German - and Jewish history. All, in one way or another, explore the entanglements, the intertwined moments of empathy and enmity, belonging and estrangement, creativity and destructiveness that occurred at these junctions.


communism DDR Europe Hannah Arendt history Jewish history Judaism nationalism resistance

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