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A central square in Berlin, used by Alfred Döblin (1878–1957) as the title and setting for his novel Berlin Alexanderplatz. This novel, which expresses the mystique of Berlin as metropolis par excellence, is part of an extensive literature reacting to the dynamic of modernization within the city with a combination of critique and fascination. Jewish authors in particular made astute observations about the prom…

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Willi Jasper, Potsdam, “Alexanderplatz”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0011>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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