Posted by Kay on April 28, 1998 at 19:51:12:
In response to hmmm... this is a difficult one., written by Kate on April 27, 1998 at 17:22:45
] It makes you realise how casually anti-Semitic feelings were expressed in the 30s. I'd love to know something more about Gibbons to know where this was coming from.
Either Gibbons was anti-semitic or her consciousness wasn't raised, typical of Post World War 1. Mr. Meyerburg lived in Bloomsbury (Charlotte St. and the more famous Fitzroy Square are mentioned). I don't think all that many Jews lived there (Leonard Woolf being the only one I know of) but the avant-gard, the artsy-fartsy types, the intellectuals and the students of Freud all lived in that general area.
I may be mistaken, but I had learned that the "burg" and "mann" endings were German, as opposed to the Jewish "berg" and "man."
- Quite right on spelling, but... Karen R 16:12:33 4/29/98 (0)
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