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Title Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany / Jay Howard Geller, Michael Meng
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : 6 black and white photographs
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- The Politics of Jewish Representation in Early West Germany -- 2 We Have the Right to Exist Here: Jewish Politics and the Challenges of Wiedergutmachung in Post-Holocaust Germany -- 3 Bernhard Brilling and the Reconstruction of Jewish Archives in Postwar Germany -- 4 Whose Heritage? Early Postwar German-Jewish History as Remigrants' History--the Case of Hamburg -- 5 Migration, Memory, and New Beginnings: The Postwar Jewish Community in Frankfurt am Main -- 6 Helmut Eschwege and Jewish Life in the German Democratic Republic -- 7 Learning Years on the Path to Dissidence: Stefan Heym's Friendship with Robert Havemann and Wolf Biermann -- 8 Ernst Bloch's Eschatological Marxism -- 9 Diasporic Place-Making in Barbara Honigmann -- 10 Tur Tur's Lantern on a Tiny Island: New Historiographical Perspectives on East German Jewish History -- 11 Community Responses to the Immigration of Russian-Speaking Jews to Germany, 1990-2006 -- 12 Policing the East: The New Jewish Hero in Dominik Graf 's Crime Drama Im Angesicht des Verbrechens -- 13 "You Are My Liberty": On the Negotiation of Holocaust and Other Memories for Israelis in Berlin -- EPILOGUE -- NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX
Summary Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, 100,000 Jews live in Germany. Their community is diverse and vibrant, and their mere presence in Germany is symbolically important. In Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany, scholars of German-Jewish history, literature, film, television, and sociology illuminate important aspects of Jewish life in Germany from 1949 to the present day. In West Germany, the development of representative bodies and research institutions reflected a desire to set down roots, despite criticism from Jewish leaders in Israel and the Diaspora. In communist East Germany, some leftist Jewish intellectuals played a prominent role in society, and their experience reflected the regime's fraught relationship with Jewry. Since 1990, the growth of the Jewish community through immigration from the former Soviet Union and Israel have both brought heightened visibility in society and challenged preexisting notions of Jewish identity in the former "land of the perpetrators."
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Jan 2021)
Form Electronic book
Author Alexander, Walther, contributor.
Andrea A., Sinn, contributor.
Cathy S., Gelbin, contributor.
Constantin, Goschler, contributor.
Geller, Jay Howard, editor
Geller, Jay Howard.
Irit, Dekel, contributor.
Jason, Lustig, contributor.
Jay Howard, Geller, contributor.
Jill Suzanne, Smith, contributor.
Joseph, Cronin, contributor.
Katja, Garloff, contributor.
Meng, Michael, editor
Meng, Michael.
Michael, Meng, contributor.
Miriam, Rürup, contributor.
Tobias, Freimüller, contributor.
ISBN 1978800754