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Jewish History in Central European Region - JMMZ131
Title: Jewish History in Central European Region
Guaranteed by: Department of German and Austrian Studies (23-KNRS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2010 to 2016
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:4/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D., M.A.
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Annotation - Czech
The course deals with history, politics and culture of the Jews in Central Europe. It focuses in comparative perspective on the development of different Jewish communities in the area of today's Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary from the Middle Ages until present times. It will discuss relevant issues such as segregation, Jewish emancipation, Zionism, nationalism, socialism, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and other.

Course outline:

1) Jews and Central Europe in Older History
2) Modernity and Political Changes
3) The Holocuast and World War II
4) Post-war Period and the Jewish Presence in Central Europe

Last update: Kocián Jiří, PhDr., Ph.D. (12.03.2018)
Literature - Czech

Compulsory reading:

BANKIER, David. "Introduction". In The Jews are Coming Back. The Return of the Jews to Their Countries of Origin after WWII. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2005.

GITELMAN, Zvi. "Reconstructing Jewish Communities and Jewish Identities in Post-Communist East Central Europe". In Jewish Studies at the Central European University, ed. Andras Kovacs.
Budapest: CEU Press, 2000.

General reading:

WASSERSTEIN, Bernard: Vanishing Diaspora: The Jews in Europe since 1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.

GUTTENPLAN, D. D. The Holocaust on Trial,. W. W. Norton & Company, 2002.

CESARINI, David (ed.). The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation. London: Routledge, 1994.

LIPSTADT, Deborah. Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. Plume, 1994.

MENDELSSOHN, Ezra: The Jews of East Central Europe between the World Wars.Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

RUBINSTEIN, Hillary L. - COHN-SHERBOK, Dan. The Jews in the Modern World: A History since 175, London: Arnold, 2002.

KATZ, Jacob. From Prejudice to Destruction: Anti-Semitism. Harvard University Press, 2005.

YAHIL, Leni. The Holocaust. The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

MARRUS, Michael. The Holocaust in History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

HILBERG, Raul. Destruction of the European Jews. Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1985.

WISTRICH, Robert. Antisemitism: the Longest Hatred. London, 1991.

BenSASSON, Haim Hillel (ed.). A History of the Jewish People. Cambridge, 1976.

BAUER, Yehuda. Rethinking the Holocaust. Yale University Press, 2002.

BAUMAN, Zygmund. Modernity and the Holocaust. Cornell University Press, 2001.

BAUER, Yehuda. A History of the Holocaust. New York, 1982.

VAGO, Bela (ed.). Jewish Assimilation in Modern Times. Boulder. CO, 1981.

VITAL, David. A People Apart. The Jews in Europe, 1789-1939. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

SHAFIR, Michael. Between Denial and "Comparative Trivialization". Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 2002.

SHERMER, Michael. Denying History: Who Says Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It. University of California Press, 2002.

FINKELSTEIN, Norman. The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering. Verso, 2003.
Working papers on contemporary anti-Semitism: Anti-Semitism Worldwide. dostupné z:

Last update: Kocián Jiří, PhDr., Ph.D. (12.03.2018)
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