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Illustrations Acknowledgements A note on personal and place names Abbreviations Map of Czechoslovakia and the Bohemian Lands Introduction Chapter 1. The basic features of the Jewish community in Prague and in Bohemia Chapter 2. Jews as a national minority in the new republic Chapter 3. German Jews Chapter 4. Czech-Jews Chapter 5. Zionists Conclusion Bibliography Index

About the Author

Katerina Capkova is a research fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History, Prague, and teaches Modern Jewish History at Charles University and NYU in Prague. With Michal Frankl she is the co-author of Nejiste utociste, a book about Czechoslovakia and refugees from Nazi Germany (2008, in German 2012).


"In her well-researched volume, Capkova uses a broad range of archival and published sources and shows a mastery of the secondary literature, including theoretical materials - Subtly argued and effectively based in the real-life experience of individuals, this book is a fine contribution to the study and understanding of central European Jewry. Fluidly translated; 20 well-chosen illustrations. Highly recommended." * Choice "Terms such as identity or assimilation, which are often used without much thought, are shown by the author in their complexity. Although there are a number of books dealing with the history of the Jews of the region, this book's contribution is in the deep analysis of national identity. It also raises issues and concepts that are very important for the understanding of modern European Jewish religious thought. The book is well documented, well translated, and well organized." * Religious Studies Review "Capkova's masterly work will long remain the standard work on interwar Bohemian Jews. The research is singularly impressive, drawing from an array of organizational records, newspapers, pamphlets, personal papers, government documents and other primary sources as well as vast bodies of secondary literature...[and] not only fills a gap in the literature but offers a new perspective on politics and nationality in interwar Czechoslovakia, a perspective informed by a strong sense of European history writ large. In this sense the book also suggests a number of opportunities. Capkova has wielded a powerful blow against the artificial barrier between "Bohemian/Czech" and "Jewish" history that still divides much of the scholarship in the Czech Republic. She also represents the best of a new generation of Czech scholars who look beyond the borders of Bohemian history while remaining rooted, and deeply committed, to the historical issues and debates related to this fascinating corner of Europe." * H-Soz-u-Kult " - a fascinating study about the flexible, shifting, and overlapping ethnonational and ethnoreligious identities of Bohemian Jews - a fine, well-written book that should be read by anyone interested in the historiography of Bohemian, Czechoslovak, and central European Jewry and in issues of multiculturalism." * Slavic Review "A masterful examination of the dynamics of Jewish integration in - and into - interwar Czechoslovakia, complicated by the dilemma of competing national identifications. Katerina Capkova skillfully interweaves the theoretical positions, social relations, and political conflicts involving the three main articulations of modern Jewish identity in this important region of Central Europe and traces their fortunes down to the dissolution of the Czechoslovak Republic under the impact of fascism - Simply put, it has no equal." * Hillel J. Kieval, Washington University in St. Louis "Capkova's book is the first and so far the only comprehensive study on the history of the Jews in Bohemia in the era of the first Czechoslovak Republic. It is also the first systematic research on this topic in the post-communist era, which continues the broken tradition of Czech and German studies on Jewish history and culture in the Czech Lands, interrupted by the Nazi occupation and the communist domination of Czechoslovakia." * Otto Dov Kulka, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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