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Ambiguous relations : the American Jewish community and Germany since 1945

Author: Shlomo Shafir; Mazal Holocaust Collection.; Jacob Rader Marcus Center.
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shlomo Shafir; Mazal Holocaust Collection.; Jacob Rader Marcus Center.
ISBN: 0814327230 9780814327234
OCLC Number: 39505615
Description: 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Shlomo Shafir.

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This volume reveals attempts by American Jews to influence US policy toward Germany after the war and traces the efforts through to President Reagan's visit to Bitburg.The author aims to show how  Read more...

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