THE DEVIL AND THE JEWS by Joshua Trachtenberg

THE DEVIL AND THE JEWS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For the record an investigation of the hatred and fear of the Jewish race through the roots of mediaeval attitudes and superstitions. For today, it is shown, that the same conception in another vocabulary dominates the tenets of anti-Semitism, and modern accusations are a more sophisticated version of the medieval prejudice, modern thinking is conditioned by heritage of an accumulated past, with nothing to do with fact or logic. Here then is the Jew - as demon, Satan's helper, as sorcerer, as heretic, in legends, fancy, church scourgings, etc., etc. A survey of fundamentals of race antagonism, helpful for students and scholars, primarily.

Pub Date: July 13th, 1943
ISBN: 0827602278
Publisher: Yale