Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Leslie M. Waters

Committee Members

Tuska Benes

Marc Lee Raphael


Fin-de-siecle Vienna is generally regarded in historical literature as the breeding grounds of a political antisemitic movement that eerily foreshadows the virulent antisemitic rhetoric of the later German National Socialist (Nazi) Party. This thesis investigates political antisemitism in fin-de-siecle Vienna through the analysis of political cartoons from satirical and gossip newspapers. These cartoons indicate the formation of a racial hierarchy based upon the nineteenth-century division of global populations into the white, yellow, and black races. Notably absent from this racial classification is the European Jew, who artists depict as both subhuman and monstrous.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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