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The German-Jewish soldiers of the First World War in history and memory

Author: Tim Grady
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the ways public memory of the 100,000 Jews who served in the German military--and the 12,000 who died in battle--has gradually been transformed and ultimately subsumed into the catastrophe of the Holocaust.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Grady
ISBN: 9781846316609 184631660X 9781846318511 1846318513
OCLC Number: 751728849
Language Note: English.
Awards: Runner-up for Royal Historical Society Gladstone History Book Prize 2011 (UK)
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Dying : war, mutilation and mass death, 1914-18 --
Mourning : defeat, revolution and memorialisation, 1918-23 --
Commemorating : war veterans, ritual and remembrance, 1923-29 --
Forgetting : Nazism, front fighters and destruction, 1929-45 --
Discovering : war victims, war crimes and reconstruction, 1945-60 --
Embracing : the growth of Holocaust awareness and acknowledgement of the Jewish soldiers, 1960-80.
Responsibility: Tim Grady.
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The book explores the changing relationship between Jewish and non-Jewish Germans through the prism of remembrance for the German-Jewish soldiers who fought in the First World War.  Read more...

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