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- Three-Way Street: Jews, Germans, and the Transnational
- Published by: University of Michigan Press
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Among the first volumes to focus on German-Jewish transnationalism, this interdisciplinary collection spans the fields of history, literature, film, theater, architecture, philosophy, and theology as it examines the lives of significant emigrants. The individuals whose stories are reevaluated include German Jews Ernst Lubitsch, David Einhorn, and Gershom Scholem, the architect Fritz Nathan and filmmaker Helmar Lerski; and eastern European Jews David Bergelson, Der Nister, Jacob Katz, Joseph Soloveitchik, and Abraham Joshua Heschel—figures not normally associated with Germany. Three-Way Street addresses the gap in the scholarly literature as it opens up critical ways of approaching Jewish culture not only in Germany, but also in other locations, from the mid-19th century to the present.
Table of Contents
- Part 1: To Germany, from Germany: The Promise of an Unpromised Land?
- Part 2: Germany, the Portable Homeland
- Part 3: A Masterable Past? German-Jewish Transnationalism in a Post-Holocaust Era