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After the Holocaust : Jewish survivors in Germany after 1945

Author: Eva Kolinsky
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2004.
Series: Pimlico (Series), 672.
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Life after liberation from the perspective of Jewish survivors working to rebuild their lives. Since there was no structure in place to help survivors settle once they were liberated, these testimonies speak of struggle amid confusion and pain. Ambiguous regulations aimed to repatriate displaced Jews and to confine them to camps were put forth while the classification of German Jews as Germans without entitlement to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kolinsky, Eva.
After the Holocaust.
London : Pimlico, 2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Kolinsky
ISBN: 1844133176 9781844133178
OCLC Number: 57172729
Language Note: English.
Description: xv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Experiences of the holocaust and strategies of survival. Parameters and strategies of survival ; In their own words: narratives of holocaust survival ; The story of Max Jacobson: 'These were hard times and we had to comfort one another' ; The story of Hans Winterfeldt: 'I had been raised to do what the adults told me to' ; Bella Tovey's survival: 'We were good look Jewish women' ; The story of Alice Cahane: 'I cannot tell you the humiliation I felt' --
Unexpected challenges: liberating German concentration camps and caring for their survivors. Unplanned liberations and the shock discovery of conditions in German concentration camps ; Humanitarian challenges after liberation: three case studies --
The liberation of Buchenwald. Jews in Buchenwald ; The limits of care --
The liberation of Belsen. The Belsen challenge ; Jews in liberated Belsen --
The liberation of Dachau. A textbook case ; Exhibiting Dachau ; Survival and the place of Jews ; Klausner's list --
Beyond survival: in search of a normal life. 'The most immense piece of work': displace persons officer Albert A. Hutler ; Child survivors at Kloster Indersdorf ; Re-learning how to live: the story of Kurt Klappholz ; 'I was 19 years old and felt like 90': Anita Lasker-Wallfisch between survival and a future --
Until the gates open: waiting in Germany on the road to somewhere --
Breaking the stalemate: the Harrison report. What Harrison found ; The Palestine Jew --
'What we have done since July': General Eisenhower's response to the Harrison report --
The making of a Jewish camp. Displaced living, September 1945 ; Cleanliness and self-esteem ; Tensions and divides ; The Landsberg elections ; The second rescue --
Remaking Jewish life in post-war Germany. Who is a German Jew? ; Numbers and demography --
Meanings of homecoming. Return to a different world ; The family is home ; No longer a home town ; Getting back without getting home. The onset of Jewish communities after the holocaust. Self-help and abandonment ; A problematic normalisation --
The remaking of the Jewish community in Frankfurt am Main: a case study. Jewish care: achievements and limitations ; The return of Frankfurt's Jews from Theresienstadt ; German bureaucracy and the special needs of survivors ; Material hardship as Jewish experience ; Displaced Jews and German Jews: diversities of needs and cultures ; Jewish committee versus Jewish community ; The committee's role in remaking Jewish life ; Promises and setbacks ; The eclipse of the Jewish committee ; Social normalisation, poverty and the remade Jewish community in Frankfurt am Main --
Jews and Germans: distance, distrust and new beginnings. Perceptions of Jews and Germans ; Problems of return and daily living --
Anti-semitism in Germany after the holocaust. Surveys and manifestations ; Pointing a finger at Jewish behaviour --
Jews and the black market: assumption and realities. The Stuttgart Raid ; Policing Jews in Germany ; Unfounded accusations ; Round-ups and searches --
A future for Jews in Germany? Stayers and goers ; 'There are Jews who live in this land': facing reality ; 'As long as conditions in Germany are not unfavourable': reasons for staying ; An identity 'Between all chairs' ; 'Fruitful symbiosis' or disillusionment? Jewish experiences with post-war Germany ; Scenarios for a Jewish future --
Epilogue. Refuge Germany ; Migration and the challenges of integration ; Jews in Germany: assumptions and identities --
Appendix --
Glossary --
List of archives.
Series Title: Pimlico (Series), 672.
Responsibility: Eva Kolinsky.
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