A History of Jews in Germany Since 1945

Politics, Culture, and Society
Product Number: EB00742785
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780253029294
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A comprehensive account of Jewish life in a country that carries the legacy of being at the epicenter of the Holocaust. 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 50s and early 60s 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 60s and early 70s, noting the relatively small numbers of Jews living in Germany up to the 90s. 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 volume, which illuminates a multi-faceted panorama of Jewish life after 1945, will remain the authoritative reading on the subject for the time to come." —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "An eminently readable work of history that addresses an important gap in the scholarship and will appeal to specialists and interested lay readers alike." —Reading Religion "Comprehensive, meticulously researched, and beautifully translated." —CHOICE

Genre: History, Religion
Original Publish Date: Jan 25, 2018

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