[Cz-L] A Question!

From: cornel fleming <cornel.fleming_at_virgin.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:34:34 +0100
To: "'CZERNOWITZ-L'" <Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-To: cornel fleming <cornel.fleming_at_virgin.net>

I have just been to a lecture by Prof. Derek Penslar (look him up on Google)
and as a result bought his book"Jews and the Military". In the book he
says "Jews in Austria-Hungary had a motive for fighting,a fierce dynastic
loyalty due to its stalwart identification of the governing regime with the
protection of Jewish rights". But. he also says that"Jews in the Dual
Monarchy's military forces documented brutal,unremitting,and oppressive
anti-Semitism...yet there were also displays of friendship,tolerance and
respect". In the foot-notes his comment re anti-Semitism appears to be
based on "The prominent Hungarian Rabbi Jekutiel Judah Greenwald who wrote
a decidedly lachrymose narrative of his war service with an account of
brutal and humiliating anti-Semitism". Now my question...many members
of my family fought for Franz Joseph and none of them reported this. Since
the Prof is based here in England I would like to challenge this bit of his
book....so any family stories from the list might be of value!! Best to
all, Cornel

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