Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion

Jewish Experiences of the First World War

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Jason Crouthamel, Michael Geheran, Tim Grady, Julia Barbara Köhne
  • Brooklyn, NY: 
    Berghahn Books
    , November
     418 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


During the First World War, the Jewish population of Central Europe was politically, socially, and experientially diverse, to an extent that resists containment within a simple historical narrative. While antisemitism and Jewish disillusionment have dominated many previous studies of the topic, this collection aims to recapture the multifariousness of Central European Jewish life in the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike during the First World War. Here, scholars from multiple disciplines explore rare sources and employ innovative methods to illuminate four interconnected themes: minorities and the meaning of military service, Jewish-Gentile relations, cultural legacies of the war, and memory politics.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jason Crouthamel is an Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University.

Michael Geheran is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy.

Tim Grady is a Reader in Modern History at the University of Chester.

Julia Barbara Köhne is a Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Culture at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.


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