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Improvement
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Christian Wilhelm von Dohm’s (1751–1820) treatise Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden (1781), in which he called for Jews to be given equal civil rights, is viewed as the seminal text of the especially German and French-led debate on the status of the Jews in state and society. Although Dohm did not advocate full equality, his work, …

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Schechter, Ronald, “Improvement”, 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_0965>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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