The Discourse on Yiddish in German: From the Enlightenment to the Second Empire
G, Dagmar C., Shofar
by Jeffrey A. Grossman. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000. 258 pp. $59.00.
From the German Enlightenment to the last third of the nineteenth century, Jeffrey Grossmann traces the views on Yiddish and East European Jewish culture held by German professionals, scholars, intellectuals and politicians as well as by Jews who, following the vision of German Enlightenment, adopted the German language and considered emancipation and eventual assimilation if not a desideratum, at least inevitable and the destiny of Central European Jewry. Grossman's engaging and informative work succeeds in establishing "the genealogy of the image of Yiddish across a range of texts, genres, institutions, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Discourse on Yiddish in German: From the Enlightenment to the Second Empire. Contributors: G, Dagmar C. - Author. Journal title: Shofar. Volume: 20. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2002. Page number: 140. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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