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[Die] Fackel
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The periodical Die Fackel (The Torch), founded by Karl Kraus (1874–1936), was the most significant literary periodical of Viennese modernism. It was published between April 1899 and February 1936 and discussed all relevant political, social, and cultural topics of its time in a mostly polemic and satirical tone. Focal areas of criticism included capitalism (which was often equated with Judaism) and Zionism, the press (“Journaille”), and judic…

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Goltschnigg, Dietmar, “[Die] Fackel”, 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 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0218>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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