Oskar Scheuer and Student Anti-Semitism in Vienna Negotiating Jewish Difference



Clark, Roland ORCID: 0000-0003-3292-282X
(2021) Oskar Scheuer and Student Anti-Semitism in Vienna Negotiating Jewish Difference. S:I.M.O.N., 8 (3). pp. 33-47.

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Abstract

A dermatologist by training, Franz Oskar Scheuer (1876–c.1941) renounced his Jewish ancestry in order to embrace the German nationalism associated with the student fraternities Fidelitas and Allemannia. As the editor of the magazine Deutsche Hochschule (German University) between 1910 and 1922, Scheuer found himself at the centre of debates over Jewish difference, Zionism, Germanness, and anti-semitism. After criticising Vienna’s Zionists before the First World War, Scheuer argued for the importance of tolerating Jews once Austria’s fraternities became increasingly anti-semitic. His polemics and his use of historical research provide valuable insights into the delicate balance that nationalist Germans of Jewish descent had to maintain during the first decades of the twentieth century.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 08:14
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:23
DOI: 10.23777/SN.0321
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3145177