Jewish Primitivism – A Lecture with Professor Samuel Spinner
Hosted By: Chicago YIVO Society
Around the beginning of the twentieth century, Jewish writers and artists across Europe began depicting fellow Jews as savages or “primitive” tribesmen. What led figures as diverse as Franz Kafka, Y. L. Peretz, and Else Lasker-Schüler to imagine European Jews in terms similar to colonized non-Western peoples?
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