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In 1922, the new Republic of Poland democratically elected its first president, Gabriel Narutowicz. Because his supporters included a Jewish political party, an opposing faction of antisemites demanded his resignation. Within hours, bloody riots erupted in Warsaw, and less than a week later the president was assassinated. In the wake of these events, the radical right asserted that only “ethnic Poles” should rule the country, while the left silently capitulated to this demand.
            As Paul Brykczynski tells this gripping story, he explores the complex role of antisemitism, nationalism, and violence in Polish politics between the two World Wars. Though focusing on Poland, the book sheds light on the rise of the antisemitic right in Europe and beyond, and on the impact of violence on political culture and discourse.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Pronunciation Guide
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. Map of Warsaw in the Interwar Period
  2. p. 2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-17
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  1. 1. “Down with the Jews!”
  2. pp. 18-40
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  1. 2. From Protest to Assassination
  2. pp. 41-60
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  1. 3. Hatred and Electoral Politics
  2. pp. 61-82
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  1. 4. “The Jewish President”
  2. pp. 83-105
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  1. 5. The Unrepentant Right
  2. pp. 106-130
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  1. 6. The Defeat of the Civic Nation
  2. pp. 131-156
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 157-164
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 165-200
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 201-208
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 209-215
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299307035
Related ISBN
9780299307004
MARC Record
OCLC
948297271
Pages
233
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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