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Gegenwartsarbeit
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A program that emerged within the Zionist movement around 1900, which was in conformity with the situation of Jews in the Diaspora Gegenwartsarbeit (“work for the present”) aimed at bringing about the best possible conditions for a Jewish national existence, above all in the three multi-ethnic empires – the Habsburg monarchy, the Czarist Empire of the Romanovs, and the Ottoman Empire – and later th…

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Shumsky, Dimitry, “Gegenwartsarbeit”, 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_0251>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20191110



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