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Healing the Land and the NationMalaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947$
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Sandra M. Sufian

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226779355

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.001.0001

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Archetypal Landscape

Archetypal Landscape

Healing the Land and the People in the Zionist Imagination

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(p.20) Chapter One Archetypal Landscape
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Healing the Land and the Nation
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.003.0002

This chapter, which discusses the connection between malaria control and Judaism in mandatory Palestine, mentions Hermann Zondek, who likened the symptoms of Judaism as a social disease to the physical symptoms of malaria. It argues that the problematic condition of Jews in Europe has its roots decades earlier in modern anti-Semitism, and explains that the anti-Semitic rhetoric of the late nineteenth century was informed and substantiated by eugenics and theories of degeneration and racial hygiene.

Keywords:   malaria control, mandatory Palestine, Hermann Zondek, Judaism, Jews, Europe, anti-Semitism, eugenics, racial hygiene

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