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a. Zionism undoubtedly emerged in response to growing anti-Semitism
i. But such anti-Semitism has always existed in diaspora, so why
b. After the many failed attempts at integration, the Jewish people
needed a new identity and ideology.
i. Observed growing nationalistic trends around them (ex. Poles)
ii. The nation-state model was successful, and it would work for
the Jewish people as well
4. Removing the lens of hindsight, where should Jews have gone in the
interwar years? Should they have stayed in Poland, or should they have
gone to America, Palestine, or elsewhere?
a. Staying in Poland...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2014 for the course JWST 2200-01 taught by Professor Schiller during the Fall '13 term at Tulane.
- Fall '13