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The Resource After the Holocaust : rebuilding Jewish lives in postwar Germany, Michael Brenner ; translated from the german by Barbara Harshav

After the Holocaust : rebuilding Jewish lives in postwar Germany, Michael Brenner ; translated from the german by Barbara Harshav

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After the Holocaust : rebuilding Jewish lives in postwar Germany
Title
After the Holocaust
Title remainder
rebuilding Jewish lives in postwar Germany
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Michael Brenner ; translated from the german by Barbara Harshav
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This landmark book is the first comprehensive account of the lives of the Jews who remained in Germany immediately following the war. Gathering never-before-published eyewitness accounts from Holocaust survivors, Michael Brenner presents a remarkable history of this period. While much has been written on the Holocaust itself, until now little has been known about the fate of those survivors who remained in Germany. Jews emerging from concentration camps would learn that most of their families had been murdered and their communities destroyed. Furthermore, all Jews in the country would face the stigma of living, as a 1948 resolution of the World Jewish Congress termed it, on "bloodsoaked German soil." Brenner brings to life the psychological, spiritual, and material obstacles they surmounted as they rebuilt their lives in Germany. At the heart of his narrative is a series of fifteen interviews Brenner conducted with some of the most important witnesses who played an active role in the reconstruction--including presidents of Jewish communities, rabbis, and journalists. Based on the Yiddish and German press and unpublished archival material, the first part of this book provides a historical introduction to this fascinating topic. Here the author analyzes such diverse aspects as liberation from concentration camps, cultural and religious life among the Jewish Displaced Persons, antisemitism and philosemitism in post-war Germany, and the complex relationship between East European and German Jews. A second part consists of the fifteen interviews, conducted by Brenner, with witnesses representing the diverse background of the postwar Jewish community. While most of them were camp survivors, others returned from exile or came to Germany as soldiers of the Jewish Brigade or with international Jewish aid organizations. A third part, which covers the development of the Jewish community in Germany from the 1950s until today, concludes the book.--Publisher description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1964-
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Brenner, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.G33
LC item number
B7513 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Ethnic relations
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • Joden
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
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After the Holocaust : rebuilding Jewish lives in postwar Germany, Michael Brenner ; translated from the german by Barbara Harshav
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-171) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Liberated--but not free -- Culture behind barbed wire -- Autonomy and emigration -- Yekkes and Ostjuden -- Victims and defeated -- The establishment of Jewish life -- Ernest Landau: the first days of freedom -- Julius Spokojny: Zionist activist in the DP camp -- Arno Lustiger: keeping the memory alive -- Norbert Wollheim: Jewish autonomy in the British zone -- Heinz Galinski: new beginning of Jewish life in Berlin -- Estrongo Nachama: the singer of Auschwitz -- Nathan Peter Levinson: the functions of a rabbi in postwar Germany
  • Josef Warscher: from Buchenwald to Stuttgart -- Wolf Weil: a "Schindler Jew" in the Bavarian Province -- Arno Hamburger: coming home in the uniform of the Jewish brigade -- David Schuster: restoration of a small Jewish community -- Simon Snopkowski: the Jewish Student Association -- Lilli Marx: renewal of the German-Jewish Press -- E.G. Lowenthal: on behalf of the Jewish aid organization
  • From Auerbach to Nachmann -- Demographic development -- On the other side of the wall -- Jewish identity in postwar Germany -- Religious and cultural life -- Jewish culture without Jews? -- Interview with Ignatz Bubis, president of the Central Council of the Jews in Germany, on the situation of German Jewry (July 1994)
Control code
36364083
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780691026657
Lccn
97001149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36364083
Label
After the Holocaust : rebuilding Jewish lives in postwar Germany, Michael Brenner ; translated from the german by Barbara Harshav
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Liberated--but not free -- Culture behind barbed wire -- Autonomy and emigration -- Yekkes and Ostjuden -- Victims and defeated -- The establishment of Jewish life -- Ernest Landau: the first days of freedom -- Julius Spokojny: Zionist activist in the DP camp -- Arno Lustiger: keeping the memory alive -- Norbert Wollheim: Jewish autonomy in the British zone -- Heinz Galinski: new beginning of Jewish life in Berlin -- Estrongo Nachama: the singer of Auschwitz -- Nathan Peter Levinson: the functions of a rabbi in postwar Germany
  • Josef Warscher: from Buchenwald to Stuttgart -- Wolf Weil: a "Schindler Jew" in the Bavarian Province -- Arno Hamburger: coming home in the uniform of the Jewish brigade -- David Schuster: restoration of a small Jewish community -- Simon Snopkowski: the Jewish Student Association -- Lilli Marx: renewal of the German-Jewish Press -- E.G. Lowenthal: on behalf of the Jewish aid organization
  • From Auerbach to Nachmann -- Demographic development -- On the other side of the wall -- Jewish identity in postwar Germany -- Religious and cultural life -- Jewish culture without Jews? -- Interview with Ignatz Bubis, president of the Central Council of the Jews in Germany, on the situation of German Jewry (July 1994)
Control code
36364083
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780691026657
Lccn
97001149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36364083

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