Lot 182
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EINSTEIN, TYPESCRIPT, 'ANTISEMITISMUS UND AKADEMISCHE JUGEND', 1923

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  • Authorial typescript, 'Antisemitismus und akademische Jugend' [Anti-Semitism and Academic Youth], signed ("A. Einstein")
analysing how the pressure from surrounding hostile national cultures have led young emancipated Jewish intellectuals in Europe to attempt assimilation ("...getrieben kehrt er seinem Volke und seinen Traditionen den Rücken und betrachtet sich restlos als zu den andern gehörig, indem er vor sich und den andern vergebens zu verbergen sucht..." [he turns his back on his people and its traditions and regards himself as belonging totally to the others by trying in vain to hide from himself]), but pointing out that intellectual effort will never overcome anti-Semitism ("...denn die Wurzel ihres Verhaltens sitzt nicht im Grosshirn..." [the root of their conduct is not rooted in the cerebrum]), calling instead for Jews to maintain their social difference and distinctiveness, 2 pages, folio (286 x 225mm.), [Berlin, after 15 July 1923], spotting, professionally conserved at folds and edges
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