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Germans into Jews : remaking the Jewish social body in the Weimar Republic

Author: Sharon Gillerman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores German and Jewish history between the world wars. It has been assumed that the Jewish community in Germany was in decline during the Weimar Republic. But the Weimar Jews sought to rejuvenate and reconfigure their community as a means both of strengthening the German nation and of creating a more expansive and autonomous Jewish entity within the German state. These ambitious projects to increase  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Gillerman
ISBN: 9780804757119 0804757119
OCLC Number: 260231140
Description: x, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "As the family goes, so goes the nation" --
Constructing a Jewish body politic : declining fertility and the development of a Jewish population policy --
"A little state within a larger one" : the expansion of Jewish social work during the Weimar Republic --
Rescuing "endangered youths" : youth welfare and the project of bourgeois social reform --
"Trauma and transference" : war orphans shape a new Jewish nation.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Sharon Gillerman.

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It has been assumed that the Jewish community in Germany was in decline during the Weimar Republic. This title demonstrates that Weimar Jews sought to rejuvenate and reconfigure their community as a  Read more...

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