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Wir waren eure Nachbarn : die Juden im Leipziger Waldstrassenviertel

Surveys the history of Jews in the Waldstrassenviertel section of Leipzig, where ca. 2,500 Jews lived in 1933, 12% of the neighborhood population. Mentions that Jews had settled in Leipzig already in the 12th century. Pp. 134-231 deal with the fate of the Jews of Leipzig during the Nazi period, including discrimination, dispossession, and expulsion between 1933-38; actions against Jews of Polish origin in 1938-39; the "Kristallnacht" pogrom; emigration; and deportation to concentration camps in 1942-43. Reports on the fate of the deportees. In summer 1943 ca. 200 Jews remained in Leipzig. On 14 February 1945, the last transport left Leipzig for Theresienstadt with 167 Jews, mostly partners in mixed marriages. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, German, ©1996
Pro Leipzig, Leipzig, ©1996