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The Voice at the Seder by Karl Wolfskehl.

Karl Wolfskehl was a German-Jewish poet with strong connections to German literary circles at the fin-de-siecle. He was a close friend of Stefan George and a member of a group of writers called the Munich Cosmic Circle. His later poems, including “Herr! Ich will zurück zu Deinem Wort!” were considered a response to the events of 1933. Like many German-Jews, Wolfskehl was conflicted by his sense of self as a German and Jew in an increasingly anti-Semitic society. His poems suggested a return to his Jewish faith as an answer to his disillusionment with German society.

Submitted by the Leo Baeck Institute.

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