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Henri Tajfel, Peretz Bernstein and ‘Der Antisemitismus’

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In 1923, Fritz Bernstein, a German Jew in his thirties, completed a book about the psychological and sociological roots of anti-Semitism. At the time Bernstein was working as a coffee trader in the Netherlands. He specifically wanted to find a German publisher for his book, but he struggled to find one. As a businessman, he had few connections with the world of academics, and he found that most publishers of that time believed that the topic of anti-Semitism would not attract a wide German readership. The book was eventually published in 1926 by Jüdischer Verlag under the title of Der Antisemitismus als eine Grouppenerscheinung (literally ‘Anti-Semitism as a Group Phenomenon’)....

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Psychology and History: interdisciplinary explorations

Pages

223 - 241 (18)

Citation

BILLIG, M., 2014. Henri Tajfel, Peretz Bernstein and ‘Der Antisemitismus’. IN: Tileaga, C. and Byford, J. (eds). Psychology and History: Interdisciplinary Explorations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 223 - 241.

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© Cambridge University Press

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2014

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This book chapter has been accepted for publication and appears in a revised form, following appropriate editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Psychology and History: Interdisciplinary Explorations published by Cambridge University Press.

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9781107034310

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en