Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany / Edition 1

Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany / Edition 1

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by Marion A. Kaplan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195130928

ISBN-13: 9780195130928

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give readers an intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany.

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Draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give readers an intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130928
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Jewish History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
299,776
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Dedication vii(4)
Acknowledgments xi
INTRODUCTION 3(14)
Daily Life and Women's History 5(5)
Overview of the Jewish Community 10(7)
1 IN PUBLIC: JEWS ARE TURNED INTO PARIAHS, 1933-1938
17(33)
Political Lawlessness and Economic Oppression
18(14)
Daily Life, Daily Deprivations: Food, Shelter, and Relationships with Other Germans
32(14)
Jewish Reactions in Public: Jewish Social Life and Jewishness
46(4)
2 IN PRIVATE: THE DAILY LIVES OF JEWISH WOMEN AND FAMILIES, 1933-1938
50(24)
Accommodation and Conformity in Private Life
50(4)
The "Duty" of the Jewish Woman: The Household
54(3)
The "Duty" of the Jewish Woman: The Challenges of New Roles and the Tenacity of Old Ones
57(5)
The Emigration Quandary
62(12)
3 JEWISH AND "MIXED" FAMILIES
74(20)
Engagement, Marriage, and the Decision to Build a Family
74(9)
"Mixed" Marriages and "Mixed" Families
83(4)
Divorce
87(7)
4 THE DAILY LIVES OF JEWISH CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE "THIRD REICH"
94(25)
School
94(12)
Hostile Environment Beyond School
106(3)
Jewish Teens
109(7)
Children Leave Home
116(3)
5 THE NOVEMBER POGROM AND ITS AFTERMATH
119(26)
The Background to November 1938
119(2)
The Pogrom
121(4)
Women's Roles and Reactions during the Pogrom
125(4)
Emigration
129(16)
6 WAR AND THE WORSENING SITUATION OF JEWS
145(28)
The Immediate Prewar Persecutions
145(5)
Outbreak of War
150(10)
The Bombings: Popular and Jewish Attitudes
160(1)
Jewish Social Life in Wartime
161(8)
Anna and Salomon Samuel: The Odyssey of One Elderly Jewish Couple
169(4)
7 FORCED LABOR AND DEPORTATIONS
173(28)
Forced Labor
173(6)
Despair and Suicide
179(5)
Deportations: The Transition from Social Death to Physical Annihilation
184(17)
8 LIFE UNDERGROUND
201(28)
Going into Hiding
201(2)
The Dilemmas of an Illegal Life
203(9)
Jewish Resistance
212(4)
Three Accounts of Hiding
216(13)
CONCLUSION 229(10)
Jewish Responses 229(3)
German Perpetrators and Bystanders 232(7)
Notes 239(26)
Bibliography 265(10)
Index 275

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Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a class on the Holcaust at college. I think the author did a brilliant job at portraying the struggle of Jews in Nazi Germany. The author, who has such a readable style that it is difficult to put the book down, delves into the lives of the ordinary Jews in Germany. She mentions things that are rarely dealt with in other works: the tearful goodbyes shared "illegally" at train stations, the men and women who decided to hide "in plain sight" by passing as Aryans, the despair of those in Judenhaussen who decide to take their own lives, Jewish resistance, the Jewish workers who are considered "instrumental" in the German war effort, and the everyday things of love, life, marriage, and relationship bonds. Kaplan also deals with the role Jewish women played throughout Nazi Germany. A wonderful book, simplistic in style but speaks volumes.
K.L.Samps More than 1 year ago
To: "Anonymous, posted on June 1, 2012". Dear Anonymous; it's really too bad that you rated this book "not worth reading" as the actions described in this book, led precisely to the demise and tragedy of Jewish people. What do you deem a "good Holocaust book"..... memoir of tortures in the concentration camps? Expand your mind.....!
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If you're looking for a good book about the Holocaust or life in Naxi Germany, this is not it. The book is mostly bibliography.