How Jews Became Germans: The History of Conversion and Assimilation in Berlin

How Jews Became Germans: The History of Conversion and Assimilation in Berlin

by Deborah Hertz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300151640

ISBN-13: 9780300151640

Pub. Date: 03/10/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Drawing on a huge Nazi archive created to identify Jewish converts to Christianity as far back as the seventeenth century, this compelling book explores the lives of Jews in Berlin from 1645 to 1833. The book considers the Jewish experience in German society and provides a nuanced view of the various motivations behind the decision to convert.

Overview

Drawing on a huge Nazi archive created to identify Jewish converts to Christianity as far back as the seventeenth century, this compelling book explores the lives of Jews in Berlin from 1645 to 1833. The book considers the Jewish experience in German society and provides a nuanced view of the various motivations behind the decision to convert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300151640
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Black Notebooks 1

2 The Era of Religious Conversion, 1645-1770 17

3 The Coming of Age of Rahel Levin, 1771-1810 43

4 Emancipation and War, 1811-1813 77

5 High Culture Families and Public Satire, 1814-1819 124

6 The Entrance Ticket to European Civilization, 1820-1833 165

Epilogue 217

Appendix 223

Notes 227

Index 266

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