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Originally published in German in 2012, this comprehensive history of Jewish life in postwar Germany provides a systematic account of Jews and Judaism from the Holocaust to the early 21st century by leading experts of modern German-Jewish history. Beginning in the immediate postwar period with a large concentration of Eastern European Holocaust survivors stranded in Germany, the book follows Jews during the relative quiet period of the fifties and early sixties during which the foundations of new Jewish life were laid.

Brenner’s volume goes on to address the rise of anti-Israel sentiments after the Six-Day War as well as the beginnings of a critical confrontation with Germany’s Nazi past in the late sixties and early seventies, noting the relatively small numbers of Jews living in Germany up to the 1990s. The contributors argue that these Jews were a powerful symbolic presence in German society and sent a meaningful signal to the rest of the world that Jewish life was possible again in Germany after the Holocaust.

This landmark history presents a comprehensive account of reconstruction of a multifaceted Jewish life in a country that carries the legacy of being at the epicenter of the Holocaust.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Michael Brenner
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. Banished. Jews in Germany after the Holocaust: An Interpretation
  2. Dan Diner
  3. pp. 7-54
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  1. Part One: 1945–1949 Way Station
  1. 1. Displaced Persons
  2. Atina Grossmann and Tamar Lewinsky
  3. pp. 57-84
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  1. 2. An Autonomous Society
  2. Atina Grossmann and Tamar Lewinsky
  3. pp. 85-111
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  1. 3. German Jews
  2. Atina Grossmann and Tamar Lewinsky
  3. pp. 112-129
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  1. 4. Dissolution and Establishment
  2. Atina Grossmann and Tamar Lewinsky
  3. pp. 130-144
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  1. Part Two: 1950–1967 Consolidation
  1. 5. Institutional New Beginning
  2. Michael Brenner and Norbert Frei
  3. pp. 147-175
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  1. 6. Religion and Culture
  2. Michael Brenner and Norbert Frei
  3. pp. 176-206
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  1. 7. German Jews or Jews in Germany?
  2. Michael Brenner and Norbert Frei
  3. pp. 207-227
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  1. 8. After the Deed
  2. Michael Brenner and Norbert Frei
  3. pp. 228-256
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  1. 9. Germans and Jews during the Decade of the “Enlightenment”
  2. Michael Brenner and Norbert Frei
  3. pp. 257-286
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  1. Part Three: 1968–1989 Alignments
  1. 10. The Jewish Community
  2. Constantin Goschler and Anthony Kauders
  3. pp. 289-324
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  1. 11. The Jews in German Society
  2. Constantin Goschler and Anthony Kauders
  3. pp. 325-376
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  1. Part Four: 1990–2012 New Directions
  1. 12. The Russian-Jewish Immigration
  2. Yfaat Weiss and Lena Gorelik
  3. pp. 379-416
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  1. 13. A New German Jewry?
  2. Michael Brenner
  3. pp. 417-432
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 433-444
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  1. References
  2. pp. 445-482
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 483-519
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253029294
MARC Record
OCLC
1000385626
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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