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Author Shafir, Shlomo

Title Ambiguous Relations : the American Jewish Community and Germany Since 1945 / Shlomo Shafir
Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (508 pages) : illustrations
Contents American Jews and the German problem until the end of the war -- Morgenthau's plan, supporters, and opponents -- Safeguarding the survivors and refugees -- Denazification and the major war crimes trials -- Advocates of moderation -- Critics and opponents -- Anti-German protests at home -- Waiting in vain for a German change of heart -- The twisted road toward Shilumim -- German diplomats: the initial efforts to soften American Jewish hostility -- Antisemitic manifestations and their abatement -- The Eichmann trial and the quest for punishment of Nazi criminals -- Changing circumstances and futile dialogues -- Disappointment with the social democrats -- The growth of Holocaust consciousness and its impact on American Jewish-German relations -- Bitburg and its repercussions -- From Grotewohl to de Maizir̀e -- Expectations and question marks -- An ambiguous balance
Summary "Ambiguous Relations addresses for the first time the complex relationship between American Jews and Germany over the fifty years following the end of World War II, and examines American Jewry's ambiguous attitude toward Germany that continues despite sociological and generational changes within the community." "Shlomo Shafir recounts attempts by American Jews to influence U.S. policy toward Germany after the war and traces these efforts through President Reagan's infamous visit to Bitburg and beyond. He shows how Jewish demands for justice were hampered not only by America's changing attitude toward West Germany as a post-war European power but also by the distraction of anti-communist hysteria in this country."--Jacket
Notes "Published in cooperation with the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-482) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany (West) -- Influence
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany (West) -- Reparations
Jews -- United States -- Attitudes
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government
15.59 history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: other.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Jews -- Attitudes.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Public opinion, American.
War reparations.
Buitenlandse betrekkingen.
Shoah -- Influence.
Allemagne (République fédérale) -- Opinion publique américaine.
Antisémitisme -- Allemagne (République fédérale)
Juifs -- États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945- ...
Juifs -- États-Unis -- Attitudes -- 1945- ...
Opinion publique -- Etats-Unis -- 1945-.
SUBJECT Germany (West) -- Foreign public opinion, American
Subject Germany (West)
United States.
Allemagne -- Opinion publique américaine.
Form Electronic book
Author Jacob Rader Marcus Center.
LC no. 98034526
ISBN 9780814345078
Other Titles Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections