The Limits of Soft Power

Tomáš Jiránek, Zbyněk Vydra, and Blanka Zubáková, Židovský bojkot nacistického Německa, 1933-1941 (Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2020)




anti-German boycott movements


Boycotts remain an important way for ordinary people to express their opposition to the decisions and policies of businesses and governments. It allows individuals as economic agents, most significantly as consumers, to assert soft power. While the impact of a boycott movement or action might vary, it is a tool within reach of most people. In Židovský bojkot nacistického Německa, 1933–1941 (The Jewish Boycott of Nazi Germany, 1933–1941), the outcome of a multi-year grant-funded project at the University of Pardubice, authors Tomáš Jiránek, Zbyněk Vydra, and Blanka Zubáková explore the global Jewish boycott movement against Germany as a response to Nazi antisemitism between 1933 to 1941.

Author Biography

Tatjana Lichtenstein, University of Texas in Austin

Tatjana Lichtenstein is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She served as Director for the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies from 2017–2021. Her book Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Ethnic Belonging was published in 2016. She is currently researching the experiences of intermarried families in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during the Holocaust. She has two articles on the intermarried forthcoming in Judaica Bohemiae and the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.



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Lichtenstein, Tatjana. 2023. “The Limits of Soft Power: Tomáš Jiránek, Zbyněk Vydra, and Blanka Zubáková, Židovský Bojkot nacistického Německa, 1933-1941 (Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2020)”. S: I.M.O.N. Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. 10 (3):121-23.