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Genosse. Jude. Wir wollten nur das Paradies auf Erden. Comrad. Jew. We only wanted Paradise on Earth

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Curators

Gabriele Kohlbauer-Fritz, Sabine Bergler

Imprint

Vienna, Austria, 2017. 259 pp., illustrations: 136 col., 136 b&w, 27 × 21.2 cm. German and English.

ISBN

9783990501108

Location

Jüdisches Museum Wien (6 December 2017–13 May 2018)

Description

The Russian revolution, its attraction to early-20th-century Jews, and its ultimate failure to produce a better world. The rise and fall of this utopian dream was examined from an Austrian Jewish perspective, through a variety of life stories, and with numerous testimonies from art, literature, film, theater, music, and documents. Monumental catalog with 15 essays, including: “The Dream of Paradise” (Danielle Spera), “ ‘Comrade Jew’ and the Jewish ‘bogeyman’ Anti-Semitic stereotypes by and against Communists” (Mario Keßler), “Yiddish and the radical Jewish workers’ movement in Vienna” (Thomas Soxberger), “Theater and Revolution in the Early Soviet Union—a Symbiosis?” (Barbara Lesák), and “Memories of a Promise: Russian-Jewish Artists between Internationalism and Cultural Identity” (Boros Groys). No itemized listing.

main keywords

ANTISEMITIC IMAGES/OBJECTSBUNDPHOTOGRAPHSJEWISH ARTISTSRUSSIA/SOVIET UNIONVIENNAYIDDISH THEATER

minor keywords

AustriaHaggadotHad GadyaHistorical photographsLissitzky, ElPostcardsSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsTorah mantles

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