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HERZL, Theodor.

Der Judenstaat.

Versuch einer modernen Lösung der Judenfrage. [The Jewish state. An attempt at a modern solution of the Jewish question].

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Leipzig and Wien, M. Breitenstein, 1896

In 1896, Der Judenstaat, Versuch einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage (The Jewish State, Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question) was published in Vienna by the 35-year old Theodor Herzl, a Hungarian journalist of Jewish descent. The previous year Herzl had witnessed the Dreyfus affair in Paris and had been appalled at the outbreak of anti-semitism that it had generated in the 'birthplace of human rights'. He came to the conclusion that the creation of an independent Jewish state during the 20th century would be the best way for Jews to escape European anti-semitism. The title of the work originally read Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question Address to the Rothschilds, as Herzl planned to deliver it as a speech to the Rothschild family but Baron Edmond de Rothschild rejected Herzl's plan, feeling that it threatened Jews in the diaspora; he also thought it would

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First edition, first issue (indicated by the closing left flower vignette on p.86), 8vo (240 by 160 mm), text in German; recent calf boards, one leaf cut in bottom right corner with no damage to text, pencil inscriptions and pen notations on two leaves, small marginal tears. 86 pp.


PMM 381.

Stock ID:94470

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