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George Circle
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A group of poets, artists, students, and admirers around the lyric poet Stefan George (1868–1933). In all its phases, from the year of the founding of the literary journal Blätter für die Kunst in 1892 until George’s death, Jews from the assimilated upper classes and cultural elite belonged to the Circle. George’s person and poetry were an ideal projection screen for German-Jewish yearnings for belonging.

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Blasberg, Cornelia, “George Circle”, 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 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0259>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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