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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Introduction: the political, philosophical, theological, sociological, and literary critical ramifications of anti-semitism Narratives Positing immutability in religion: Kant The metaphysics of eating: Jewish dietary laws and Hegel's social theory Transforming the body into the body politic: Wagner and the trajectory of German idealism Counternarratives Moses Mendelssohn's other enlightenment and German Jewish counterhistories in the work of Heinrich Heine and Abraham Geiger Political anti-semitism and its German Jewish responses at the end of the nineteenth century: Heinrich Graetz and Otto Weininger Between Mendelssohn and Kant: Hermann Cohen's dual account of reason Franz Rosenzweig, or the body's independence from the body politic The politics of blood: Rosenzweig and Hegel Freud's other enlightenment: turning the tables on Kant Walter Benjamin's transcendental messianism, or the immanent transformation of the profane Conclusion: Elias Canetti, Franz Baermann Steiner, and Weimar's aftermath.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.