Offers a perspective on the short-lived romance of disenchanted Western Jews with the idea of a more authentic, more meaningful lifestyle in the East.
Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) was a novelist, critic, and writer on Jewish and cultural themes. He emigrated to Palestine in 1933 but returned to East Berlin in 1948. Hermann Struck (1876-1944) was an artist and printmaker. Noah Isenberg is Chair of Humanities at the New School in New York City. He is the author of Between Redemption and Doom: The Strains of German-Jewish Modernism (1999).