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[Die] Germanomanie
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In his polemic Die Germanomanie, published in 1815, the Jewish scholar and journalist Saul Ascher (1767–1822) criticized the departure of many of his Christian German contemporaries from universalist principles and the Enlightenment’s conception of man in favor of the nationalist conception of a völkisch differentiation of human beings. His work experienced strong rejection and was burned in 1817 as a Jewish invective during the fraternity (Burschenschaft) meeting at Wartburg Castle in Eisenach.

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Hiscott, William, “[Die] Germanomanie”, 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 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0261>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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