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Book - Die Judenbuche (The Jew's Beech) that belonged to the library of the Jewish peoples' association from Czech city of Znojmo

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Book published in German before the Nazi regime "Die Judenbuche", that belonged to the library of the Jewish peoples' association from Czech city of Znojmo. We can see the ink stamp of the "Jüdischer Volksverein Znaim" and a star of David. Book is heavy worn condition with some loose pages but complete.Die Judenbuche (The Jew's Beech) is a novella written by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and first published in 1842. The beech tree becomes a significant symbol in the story.It has been considered as potentially one of the first murder mysteries and is indeed often viewed as a crime thriller or Gothic fiction. The book is full of implications and red herrings while there is no definitive answer as to what actually happened.The story is based on a real-life 18th-century report provided by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff's uncle, the agronomist and writer August von Haxthausen. The events take place in the village of B. (Dorf B.) in the Westphalian mountains, which represents Bellersen in the former Prince-Bishopric of Paderborn, today part of the town of Brakel. The plot reflects the conditions of anarchy, bigotry and antisemitism in a microstate's society of the disintegrating Holy Roman Empire.

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