In Search of Jewish Community: Jewish Identities in Germany and Austria, 1918-1933

In Search of Jewish Community: Jewish Identities in Germany and Austria, 1918-1933

by Michael Brenner, Derek J. Penslar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253334276

ISBN-13: 9780253334275

Pub. Date: 01/22/1999

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The history of Jews in interwar Germany and Austria is often viewed either as the culmination of tremendous success in the economic and cultural realms and of individual assimilation and acculturation, or as the beginning of the road that led to Auschwitz. By contrast, the essays in this exceptional volume demonstrate a reemerging sense of community within the…  See more details below

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The history of Jews in interwar Germany and Austria is often viewed either as the culmination of tremendous success in the economic and cultural realms and of individual assimilation and acculturation, or as the beginning of the road that led to Auschwitz. By contrast, the essays in this exceptional volume demonstrate a reemerging sense of community within the German-speaking Jewish population of these two countries on the eve of its demise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253334275
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/22/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 50.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
1German Jews between Fulfillment and Disillusion: The Individual and the Community1
2Gemeinschaft within Gemeinde: Religious Ferment in Weimar Liberal Judaism15
3Gemeindeorthodoxie in Weimar Germany: The Approaches of Nehemiah Anton Nobel and Isak Unna36
4Turning Inward: Jewish Youth in Weimar Germany56
5Between Deutschtum and Judentum: Ideological Controversies inside the Centralverein74
6"Verjudung des Judentums": Was There a Zionist Subculture in Weimar Germany?92
7Written Out of History: Bundists in Vienna and the Varieties of Jewish Experience in the Austrian First Republic115
8Jewish Ethnicity in a New Nation-State: The Crisis of Identity in the Austrian Republic134
9Gender, Identity, and Community: Jewish University Women in Germany and Austria154
10The Crisis of the Jewish Family in Weimar Germany: Social Conditions and Cultural Representations176
11"Youth in Need": Correctional Education and Family Breakdown in German Jewish Families200
12Decline and Survival of Rural Jewish Communities223
Contributors243
Index245

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