Abstract

This article will show that, contrary to Jan Koplowitz' novel that traces the history of a Jewish family from Bohemia through the first half of the twentieth century, Horst Seemann's film version of this text is very antisemitic. By making use of antisemitic stereotypes that show greed for making money and lust for political power to be the "essence" of being Jewish, the film, shown on GDR television in the early 1980s, may have dangerously reinforced latent antisemitic feelings in the East German population. It is an example that supports the claim of recent scholarship that racism was practiced in the SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-5165
Print ISSN
0882-8539
Pages
pp. 68-86
Launched on MUSE
2009-02-13
Open Access
No
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