Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Volume 14

Dimitry Shumsky:

Zweisprachigkeit und binationale Idee.

Der Prager Zionismus 1900–1930



336 pp.

Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen/Bristol, Conn.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013

ISBN 978-3-525-36955-5

Price: 65,00 € (D)

ISBN 978-3-647-36955-6 (e-book)

Price: 54,99 € (D)






Dimitry Shumsky's study addresses the question of how the cultural-political background of the Jewish milieu in Prague, squarely aligned between its German and Czech roots, became the vital spark for Zionism during the Habsburg Monarchy.


Such personalities as the philosopher Hugo Bergmann, the historian Hans Kohn and the publicist Robert Weltsch actively participated in the public debates at the time. They turned their experiences in a supernational monarchic world full of conflict into the basis for realizing the idea of an Arab-jewish binational state in alestine.