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Author: Richard S. Geehr
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Title: I Decide Who Is a Jew! the Papers of Dr. Karl Luegar
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Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer (June 1, 1982)
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I Decide Who Is a Jew! the Papers of Dr. Karl Luegar by Richard S. Geehr

Monument at Dr. Karl Lueger Platz. In 1875, he was elected to Vienna's City Council (Gemeinderat), initially as a liberal. He would serve on the council until his death, save for a two-year break from 1876 to 1878. Asked to explain the fact that many of his friends were Jews, Lueger famously replied, 'I decide who is a Je. " Viennese Jewish writer Stefan Zweig, who grew up in Vienna during Lueger's term of office, recalled that "His city administration was perfectly just and even typically democratic. Richard S. Geehr, Karl Lueger: Mayor of Fin de Siècle Vienna, Detroit: Wayne State University, 1990, ISBN 978-0814320778, pp. 209–11, 220–21. Brigitte Hamann, Hitler's Vienna: A Dictator's Apprenticeship, New York: Oxford University, 1999

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Richard Stockwell Geehr, American history educator. Named College Teacher of Year, Bentley College, 1984, 94, Advisor of Year, 1989, Scholar of Year, 1992, B'nai B'rith Educator of Year, 1995; Fulbright fellow Vienna, Austria, 1969, 76, 85; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1974, 75, Littauer grantee, 1988. I Decide Who is a Jew!: The Papers of Dr. Karl Lueger.

Books by Richard S. Geehr, Karl Lueger, Adam Müller-Guttenbrunn and the Aryan theater of Vienna, I Decide Who Is a Jew! the Papers of Dr. Karl Luegar, Adam Müller-Guttenbrunn and the Aryan theater of Vienna: 1898-1903. Created April 1, 2008.

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In the Christian Social party, anti-Semitism became the political instrument for mobilising the masses. Lueger developed a xenophobic and anti-Semitic cultural code that became the set of values that gave his supporters a sense of identity. Lueger's populist rhetoric of stereotyping Jews as outsiders enabled the Viennese to form an imagined community by process of differentiation. Lueger's anti-Semitic attitude had but little ideological basis. This opportunist approach was expressed in the cynical claim: "I determine who is a Jew". On the one hand, Lueger's position was based on a long tradition of religious anti-Jewish resentment. He made use of the popular myths of Catholic anti-Jewishness that had been passed down over centuries and supported by official Church doctrine.

GEEHR, Richard . EEHR, Richard S. American, b. 1938. I Decide Who Is a Jew!" The Papers of Karl Lueger, 1982; (trans. and author of intro. Letters from the Doomed: Concentration Camp Correspondence, 1940-1945, 1992; The Aesthetics of Horror: The Career of Richard von Kralik, forthcoming. Address: Department of History, Bentley College, Beaver and Forest Sts, Waltham, MA 02454, . Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. APA. "Geehr, Richard . .

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LUEGER, KARL° (1844–1910), leader of the antisemitic Christian Social Party in Austria. Born in Vienna into a lower middle-class family, he qualified as a lawyer. He began his political career with the left wing of the Progressive Party and was elected as its candidate to the city council in 1875. There he associated with Jewish members, among them Ignaz Mandl, a Jewish lawyer who remained his friend and political adviser even after Lueger had ousted him from the Democrats in 1889. Geehr, was titled after this notorious phrase: "I Decide Who Is a Jew!" (1982). Lueger's antisemitism was opportunistic rather than racist, but he had a profound influence on the young Adolf Hitler in his formative years, and established on a firm footing the Viennese antisemitic tradition.