German Reparations and the Jewish World

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German Reparations and the Jewish World" has become a standard reference work since it was first published. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world whether it was possible to reach a material settlement with Germany so soon after Auschwitz. Concentrating on how the money was spent in rebuilding Jewish life, he also analyzes how the reparations payments transformed the relations bteween Israel and the diaspora, and between different Jewish political ...
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German Reparations and the Jewish World: A History of the Claims Conference

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Overview

German Reparations and the Jewish World" has become a standard reference work since it was first published. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world whether it was possible to reach a material settlement with Germany so soon after Auschwitz. Concentrating on how the money was spent in rebuilding Jewish life, he also analyzes how the reparations payments transformed the relations bteween Israel and the diaspora, and between different Jewish political and ideological groups. This revised and expanded edition includes material on sensitive relief programmes from archives that have only recently been opened to researchers. In a new, extensive introductory essay the author reexamines the reparations, restitution and indemnification processes from the perspective of 50 years later.
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Drawing on archival sources, Zweig (modern Jewish history, Tel Aviv University) examines the debate within the Jewish world over whether it was possible to reach a material settlement with Germany. Concentrating on how the money was spent in rebuilding Jewish life, he also analyzes how the reparations payments transformed the relations between Israel and the diaspora, and between different Jewish political and ideological groups. This new edition includes material on sensitive relief programs from archives that have only recently been opened to researchers. A new introductory essay is also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714651521
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Restitution and Reparations 11
2 Origins of the Claims Conference 26
3 European Jewry After the Holocaust 44
4 Reparations and the Organizations 67
5 Principles of Allocation and the Cultural Program 89
6 The Challenge of Reconstruction 112
7 Commemorating the Holocaust 155
8 Beyond Welfare 177
Conclusion 186
Sources 199
Bibliography 201
App. 1: Biographies 213
App. 2: Protocol II 222
Index 227
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