Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany, 1945-1953

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Januar 2016



This is the story of how Jewish survivors of the Holocaust re-established their organized communities in Germany.


Acknowledgements; List of acronyms and abbreviations; Introduction; 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; Conclusion; Bibliography.


Jay Howard Geller is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tulsa. His articles have appeared in the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book and The Journal of Military History. He has contributed chapters in Konrad Adenauer Israel und das Judentum, edited by Hanns Jurgen Kusters, and entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Antisemitism, H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Europe since 1945: An Encyclopedia.


'His chapters on East Germany add a crucial dimension for understanding why, today, West Germans are credited with dealing with the past, whereas the East German legacy of remembering the plight of Communist resistance has all but disappeared from the public sphere.' Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521833530
ISBN: 0521833531
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2016
Seitenanzahl: 330 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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