James Loeffler - Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Earlier, in May of that year, the state of Israel was created. As Loeffler shows in his groundbreaking study, this historical coincidence has deeper connections, and by following the lives of five Jewish thinkers, he demonstrates deep-rooted connections between international human rights and Zionism. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Loeffler, a former fellow at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, chronicles this historical double helix from Europe’s prewar shtetls to the postwar United Nations, the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, the founding of Amnesty International, the 1975 UN resolution labeling Zionism as racism, and on to the long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

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$32.50
ISBN: 9780300217247
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Published: Yale University Press - May 4th, 2018

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