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Riesser, Gabriel [Rießer]
DIE VERHANDLUNGEN DES ENGLISCHEN PARLAMENTS IM JAHRE 1833 ÜBER DIE EMANCIPATION DER JUDEN
Altona(1833). 1st Separate edition. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 86 pages. In German. Title translates as, "The Negotiations of the English Parliament in 1833 on the Emancipation of the Jews." Isidore Singer notes in the EJ (1905) that in 1834 "a petition, drafted by Riesser, was presented to the Senate of Hamburg, asking for the Jews of that city the rights of citizenship; but the populace strongly opposed the proposed reform. This petition also appeared separately as 'Denkschrift über die Bürgerlichen Verhältnisse der Hamburgischen Israeliten' (Hamburg, 1834). An important essay bearing on this subject was Riesser's 'Die Verhandlungen des Englischen Parlaments im Jahre 1833 über die Emancipation der Juden,' Altona, 1834" [sic 1833], this imprint. Gabriel Riesser (1806-1863) was a "pioneer of Jewish emancipation in Germany....After trying in vain to become lecturer in one of the universities, and after being refused permission to practice as a notary in Hamburg because of his faith (1830), Riesser decided to devote his life to the struggle of the Jews to achieve emancipation . He published in 1831 a pamphlet, Ueber die Stellung der Bekenner des Mosaischen Glaubens in Deutschland. Addressed to Germans of all religious persuasions, it marked a turning point in the struggle for emancipation. Riesser demanded emancipation for the Jews in the name of honor and justice....The Jews themselves must fight for their own rights, and for that purpose they must organize themselves in special associations, since only by a common effort and not as individuals do they have a chance of success. H … [Click Below for Full Description]
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