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The Resource The many deaths of Jew Süss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew, Yair Mintzker

The many deaths of Jew Süss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew, Yair Mintzker

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The many deaths of Jew Süss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew
Title
The many deaths of Jew Süss
Title remainder
the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew
Statement of responsibility
Yair Mintzker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph Süss Oppenheimer -"Jew Süss"--Is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the "court Jew" of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of Wurttemberg. When Carl Alexander died unexpectedly, the Wurttemberg authorities arrested Oppenheimer, put him on trial, and condemned him to death for unspecified "misdeeds." On February 4, 1738, Oppenheimer was hanged in front of a large crowd just outside Stuttgart. He is most often remembered today through several works of fiction, chief among them a vicious Nazi propaganda movie made in 1940 at the behest of Joseph Goebbels. The Many Deaths of Jew Suss is a compelling new account of Oppenheimer's notorious trial. Drawing on a wealth of rare archival evidence, Yair Mintzker investigates conflicting versions of Oppenheimer's life and death as told by four contemporaries: the leading inquisitor in the criminal investigation, the most important eyewitness to Oppenheimer's final days, a fellow court Jew who was permitted to visit Oppenheimer on the eve of his execution, and one of Oppenheimer's earliest biographers. What emerges is a lurid tale of greed, sex, violence, and disgrace - but are these narrators to be trusted? Meticulously reconstructing the social world in which they lived, and taking nothing they say at face value, Mintzker conjures an unforgettable picture of "Jew Süss" in his final days that is at once moving, disturbing, and profound
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mintzker, Yair
Dewey number
943.052092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD801.W739
LC item number
S76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Süss-Oppenheimer, Joseph
  • Süss-Oppenheimer, Joseph
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Antisemitism
  • Antisemitism
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Death
  • Judicial error
  • Germany
Label
The many deaths of Jew Süss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew, Yair Mintzker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The inquisitor
  • A convert's tale
  • Joseph and his brothers
  • In the land of the dead
  • Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691172323
Lccn
2017934500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 3514910
  • (OCoLC)972086913
  • (OCoLC)ocn972086913
  • 2937867
  • 3514910
Label
The many deaths of Jew Süss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew, Yair Mintzker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The inquisitor
  • A convert's tale
  • Joseph and his brothers
  • In the land of the dead
  • Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691172323
Lccn
2017934500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 3514910
  • (OCoLC)972086913
  • (OCoLC)ocn972086913
  • 2937867
  • 3514910

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