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Anti-Semitism in Czechoslovakia

Pro strach židovský [For the Fear of Jews]. WITH: Žídé a my [The Jews and us].; Traktáty mladého Československa [Treatises of young Czechoslovakia], svazek 1. a, b and 2. a, b.

Brno: Vydává Kateřina Slavatová, 1937. Octavos (18 × 12.8 cm). Original printed wrappers; 30 and 30, [1] pp. Very good copies.

Two first issues of this series of anti-semitic pamphlets, containing a re-edition of Jan Neruda's famous "Pro strach židovský" [For the Fear of Jews, originally 1870] and a pamphlet of six short essays by the author. They include: "Nacionalismus a židovství", "Rozdíly mezi lidskými rasami" and "Dva, kteří vyrostli v Kremlu," and "Sexuologie a Nacktkultur" and two others. See also Livia Rothkirchen, The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia, p. 58: "A new series of Czech anti-semitic pamphlets was issued by Jaroslav Slavata entitled Tracts of Young Czechoslovakia... Slavata's own contribution..., published in 1937, had a new approach to offer, arguing that the so-called Czech-Jew was a 'double renegade: from Judaism to Germandom and from Germandom to Czechdom.' Anti-Semitism, according to Slavata, can exist only on a racial basis; it has no meaning otherwise." A particularly vile manifestation of Czech anti-semitism, published shortly before the Munich Pact and the annexation of Germany in 1938, followed by the stablishment of the Protectorate during the war years. Second edition of Slavata's pamphlet, not shortened by censors. Both are rare. KVK, OCLC show the copies at the Czech National Library, Syracuse University, Harvard, and the National Library of Israel.

Book ID: P5425

Price: $275.00