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Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germany

Glöckner, Olaf

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  • Format Books
  • Publication De Gruyter, 2015.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (350 pages)
  • ISBNs 3110350157, 9783110350159, 9783110395747, 3110395746, 3110350165
  • OCLC ocn923336826

Summary

  • An unexpected immigration wave of Jews from the former Soviet Union mostly in the 1990s has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany. Jewish kindergartens and schools were opened, and Jewish museums, theaters, and festivals are attracting a wide audience. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. At the same time, Jewish life has undergone an impressing transformation in the second half of the 20th centurynew Jews of Germany, ` 90 percent of them of Eastern European background, are already considered an important factor of the contemporary Jewish diaspora, they still grapple with the shadow of the Holocaust, with internal cultural clashes and with difficulties in shaping a new collective identity. What does it mean to live a Jewish life in present-day Germany? How are Jewish thoughts, feelings, and practices reflected in contemporary arts, literature, and movies? What wi.

Contents

  • Jews in divided Germany (1945-1990) and beyond : scrutinized in retrospect / Michael Wolffsohn -- The making of Holocaust trauma in German memory : some reflection about Robert Thalheim's film And Along Come Tourists / Michael Elm -- Saving the German-Jewish legacy? : On Jewish and non-Jewish attempts of reconstructing a lost world / Julius H. Schoeps -- Germany's Russian-speaking Jews : between original, present and affective homelands / Eliezer Ben-Rafael -- Russian food stores and their meaning for Jewish migrants in Germany and Israel : honor and 'Nostalgia' / Julia Bernstein -- Moving from the present via the past to look toward the future : Jewish life in Germany today / Elke-Vera Kotowski -- Israelis and Germany : a personal perspective / Fania Oz-Salzberger -- Reconceptualization of Jewish identity as reflected in contemporary German Jewish humorist literature / Hanni Mittelmann -- Hava Nagila : a personal reflection on the reception of Jewish music in Germany / Karsten Troyke -- Aliyah Le Berlin : a documentary about the next chapter of Jewish life in Berlin / Zachary Johnston -- Educated anti-semitism in the middle of German society : empirical findings / Monika Schwarz-Friesel -- Anti-semitism within the extreme right and Islamists' circles / Günther Jikeli -- Thrice tied tales : Germany, Israel, and German Muslim youth / H. Julia Eksner -- New structures of Jewish education in Germany / Olaf Glöckner -- A vision come true : Abraham Geiger and the training of rabbis and cantors for Europe / Walter Homolka -- Authors and editors -- Index -- Names index
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