Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 March 1987

190 Pages

ISBN: 9780195040050

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Wilhelm Marr

The Patriarch of Anti-Semitism

Moshe Zimmermann

Studies in Jewish History

This is the first biography of radical writer and politician Wilhelm Marr, the man who introduced the term "anti-Semitism" into politics and founded the first "Anti-Semitic League." Although Marr (1819-1904) began his political career fighting for the emancipation of all oppressed groups including the Jews, his later disillusionment with politics transformed him into a virulent anti-Semite. Drawing on Marr's published and unpublished works, as well as on previously unexamined journals and voluminous correspondence, Zimmermann sets out to discover why an intellectual radical like Marr became the patriarch of anti-Semitism.