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No justice in Germany : the Breslau diaries, 1933-1941

Author: Willy Cohn; Norbert Conrads; Kenneth Kronenberg
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With great immediacy, the diaries of Willy Cohn, a Jew and a Social Democrat, show how the Nazi process of marginalization unfolded from 1933 on within the vibrant Jewish community of Breslau-until that community was destroyed in 1941. Cohn documents how difficult it was to understand precisely what was happening, even as people were harassed, beaten, and taken off to concentration camps. He chronicles the efforts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives
Tagebuch 1933-1941
Named Person: Willy Cohn; Willy Cohn; Willy Cohn; Willy Cohn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willy Cohn; Norbert Conrads; Kenneth Kronenberg
ISBN: 9780804773249 0804773246
OCLC Number: 755213616
Language Note: Translated from the Polish.
Notes: Translation of: Kein Recht, nirgends.
Description: xxii, 414 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The seizure of power and the abolition of rights --
Looking for work and intellectual diversion --
The Jewish Museum --
The Röhm Putsch --
Lectures --
Ernst on his way to Palestine --
Berlin or Palestine? --
Youth work --
In Bad Kudowa --
The directorship at the Jewish Gymnasium --
Lectures and publications --
Teaching appointment at the Jewish Theological Seminary --
Exploratory trip to Palestine --
Daily life --
The annexation of Austria --
The "big geserah" of November 9, 1938 --
Efforts to get the children out --
Hopes for Palestine --
Commission from Germania Judaica --
Ruth's departure --
Coercion and seduction by the Gestapo --
The outbreak of the World War --
The first deportations --
Writing his memoirs --
The geserah of the Baden Jews --
Insecurity and harassment --
Russian campaign and the war against the Jews --
Eviction --
Final paths.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Other Titles: Kein Recht, nirgends.
Responsibility: Willy Cohn ; edited by Norbert Conrads ; translated by Kenneth Kronenberg.
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The diaries of Willy Cohn chronicle the progressive constriction and eventual destruction of Jewish life in Breslau, Germany, under the Nazis.  Read more...


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"It is rare that such perceptive and comprehensive accounts of this time period survive, and Conrads and Cronenberg help fulfill Cohn's desire to inform future generations about his experiences . . . Read more...

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