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Using archival materials from the Jewish communities of East and West Germany as well as governmental and political party records, Jay Howard Geller analyzes the reestablishment of organized Jewish life in Germany and the Jews' critical ties to political leaders. Whereas the West German community needed to overcome deep cultural, religious, and political differences before uniting, the small Jewish community in Eastern Germany was forced to struggle against communist opposition.Read more
- Was the first book to examine the origins and politics of the main Jewish organization in Germany since WWII
- Archival collections are used that have either never or rarely been used before
- Looks at the issue of German-Jewish relations and Jewish resettlement in Germany from both the Jewish perspective and the non-Jewish, German perspective
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"Jay Howard Geller's book . . . is the best work on the early history of the Jews in Germany--in any language. It supersedes more general overviews that lack documentary support. It supplants German studies . . . that amass documentary support but lack focus. And it moves well beyond the many edited volumes whose focus is often one-sided and whose contributions can be particularly spiritless. For anyone wishing to gain an understanding of Jewish life in postwar Germany, Geller is the best place to start." Anthony D. Kauders, H-Net OnlineSee more reviews
"The book is well organized and readers will find much to think about." TULSA World, Judy Randle, World Books Editor
"Gellar does an admirable job of navigating this tangled history. Concise introductions and concluding summaries for each chapter anchor the reader in the process, making it possible to keep track of the key plays and their ever-changing strategies, conflicts, and agendas." American Historical Review Richard S. Levy, University of Illinois, Chicago
"Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany, 1945 - 1953 represents an extremely well researched and readable work that approaches its subject from a qualitative, as oppose to quantitative, perspective....Geller's work is magisterial..."
--James I. Martin Sr., Campbell University, History: Review of New Books
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- Date Published: November 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521541268
- length: 346 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.51kg
- contains: 8 b/w illus.
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
List of acronyms and abbreviations
1. Liberation, disunity, and divided organization in Western Germany
2. Two communities unite in West Germany
3. The challenge of Jewish life under Soviet occupation
4. Politicians, political parties, and the Jews in West Germany, 1945–1950
5. Jewish organization between State and Party in East Germany
6. The Jewish community and the West German Government before the Luxembourg agreement
7. West Germany and reparations to Israel and World Jewry
8. The central council's external relations and internal reforms after the Luxembourg agreement
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