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At Wit’s End: The Deadly Discourse Of The Jewish Joke

The often ironic, self-mocking Jewish joke has been endlessly exploited by two diametrically different forces in modern Germany. ¬†Jews have used it as a release mechanism to lighten the heavy burden of rejection and discrimination. Antisemites have resorted to it to belittle and defame Jews. This dichotomy is examined and analyzed by Louis Kaplan — […]