Henri Tajfel, Peretz Bernstein and ‘Der Antisemitismus’

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...

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Main Author: Michael Billig
Format: Default Book chapter
Published: 2014
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Online Access:https://hdl.handle.net/2134/16187
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Summary: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’)....