Date Thesis Awarded
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Leslie M. Waters
Marc Lee Raphael
Fin-de-siecle Vienna is generally regarded in historical literature as the breeding grounds of a political antisemitic movement that eerily foreshadows the virulent antisemitic rhetoric of the later German National Socialist (Nazi) Party. This thesis investigates political antisemitism in fin-de-siecle Vienna through the analysis of political cartoons from satirical and gossip newspapers. These cartoons indicate the formation of a racial hierarchy based upon the nineteenth-century division of global populations into the white, yellow, and black races. Notably absent from this racial classification is the European Jew, who artists depict as both subhuman and monstrous.
Duffy, Meredith Lee, "The Origins of Hatred: An Analysis of Antisemitic Political Cartoons in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 617.
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