In this important work of historical restoration, Amos Elon shows how a persecuted clan of cattle dealers and wandering peddlers was transformed into a stunningly successful community of writers, philosophers, scientists, tycoons, and activists. In engaging, brilliantly etched portraits of Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx, Hannah Arendt, and many others, Elon traces how a small minority came to be perceived as a deadly threat
to German national integrity…
Reading some the comments of the AIPAC trial submission, highlights the ever-present danger Jews in the Diaspora face. The German Jews thought they had successfully become true Germans in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, until Germany suffered its defeat and humiliation in WWI. Could history repeat itself?