Jewish Life In Germany / Edition 1

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"It is the best group portrait of German Jewry that we have." —Washington Post Book World

"... weaves a fascinating social tapestry of German Jewry from 1780 to 1945.... Richarz's introduction furnishes a probing analytic overview of German Jewish social history." —Library Journal

"Richarz’s 'Jewish Life in Germany represents a major contribution to filling the void between broad generalization and actual human experience."—Contemporary Jewry

"... a most remarkable collection of documents... extremely well selected, very full... immensely useful to anyone wanting to study modern Jewish history, modern German history, or for that matter modern history as such." —Peter Gay

The social history of German Jewry from 1780 through 1945 comes to life in this unique collection of autobiographical documents by ordinary individuals from all social strata, from city and country, and from various professions and political and religious groups.

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
An abridgement of editor Richarz's original three-volume German edition, this collection of 51 memoirs, diaries, and family chronicles of German Jews weaves a fascinating social tapestry of German Jewry from 1780 to 1945. The editor, Director of Germania Judaica at the Cologne Library for the History of Jews in Central Europe, selected broadly representative Jewish voices--males and females, traditionalists and reformers, urbanites and villagers, middle class and underclass--who reveal much about the inner dynamics of German Jewish life during the various historical periods, as well as about Jews' relations to the external environment. Richarz's introduction furnishes a probing analytic overview of German Jewish social history, highlighting the demographic, social, economic, and cultural patterns of German Jews who gradually entered German society only to be summarily expelled from it in the Nazi era. Highly recommended for scholars and serious students of German Jewish history.-- Benny Kraut, Univ. of Cincinnati
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253350244
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1991
  • Series: Modern Jewish Experience Series
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Translators’ Note
Editor’s Preface


I. The Age of Emancipation, 1780-1871

1. Itzig Behrend 8. Philipp Tuchmann
2. Ascher Lehmann 9. Martin Lovinson
3. Isaac Thannhauser 10. Faibel Siegel
4. Hirsch Oppenheimer 11. Itzig Hamburger
5. Eduard Silbermann 12. Moritz Gudemann
6. Leopold Freund 13. Moses Seligmann
7. Ahron ben Moscheh 14. Hermann Makower
Kirschner 15. Clara Geissmar

II. Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

16. Conrad Rosenstein 24. Isidor Hirschfeld
17. Henriette Hirsch 25. Philipp Lowenfeld
18. Joseph Lange 26. Philippine Landau
19. Kurt Katsch 27. Paul Muhsam
20. Samuel Spiro 28. Sammy Gronemann
21. Johanna Harris 29. Charlotte Popper
22. Max Daniel 30. Arnold Tanzer
23. Edmond Uhry 31. Bernhard Kahn

III. Weimar Republic and National Socialism, 1918-1945

32. Henry Buxbaum 37. Ottilie Schonewald
33. Edwin Landau 38. Alexander Szanto
34. Wolfgang Roth 39. Marta Appel
35. Carl Schwabe 40. Ernst Loewenberg
36. Emil Schorsch 41. Gerhard Bry

42. Kurt Baumann 47. Miriam Gerber
43. Hans Berger 48. Kate Mugdan
44. Alfred Schwerin 49. Camilla Neumann
45. Michael Meyer 50. Hermann Pineas
46. Elisabeth Freund 51. Bruno Blau

Index of Names

Illustrations follow p. 290

Indiana University Press

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