What Is Considered to Be “Genuinely Jewish”

  • Luisa Klaus Europäisches Zentrum für Jüdische Musik Hannover (EZJM)


While examining three artifacts originating in Viennese Modernism, this essay focuses on the self- and external perceptions of Jews within mainstream society at the threshold of the 20th century. A discursive approach of a specifically Jewish ideal of social belonging — concerning authenticity and associated stratification — provides a framework for understanding the artistic contexts of the three artifacts. This contextualization serves as a contemporary mirror for the questioning of what is considered to be "genuinely Jewish.”

How to Cite
Klaus, Luisa. 2022. “What Is Considered to Be ‘Genuinely Jewish’”. KULT_online, no. 66 (October). https://doi.org/10.22029/ko.2022.1324.