Jews and Other Europeans, Old and New

By Zygmunt Bauman

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), June 2008

The author discusses European Jews during the tumultuous era of nation-building from the late 19th century through World War II. He argues that Jewish assimilation has dissolved in post-war Europe because the life-and-death pressures to homogenize are no longer present. He argues further that the few generations of European Jews forced to assimilate were the pioneers of the postmodern condition, which counts as the Jewsâ?? most profound contribution to contemporary European culture.

Topic: Antisemitism, Community Relations, Modernity, Assimilation

Name of Publication: JPR Policy Debate

Page Number(s): 1-8

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

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Bauman, Zygmunt. Jews and Other Europeans, Old and New. JPR Policy Debate. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). June 2008: 1-8.


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