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pity of it all

Amos Elon

pity of it all

a portrait of Jews in Germany 1743-1933

by Amos Elon

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Published by Allen Lane in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jews -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1800-1933.,
  • Jews -- Germany -- Intellectual life.,
  • Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- Germany.,
  • Germany -- Civilization -- Jewish influences.,
  • Germany -- Ethnic relations.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAmos Elon.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination446 p. :
    Number of Pages446
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15554480M
    ISBN 100713993413

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