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Author Peck, Jeffrey M., 1950-

Title Being Jewish in the new Germany / Jeffrey M. Peck
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 215 pages)
Contents A new Jewish life in Germany : from "why" to "how" -- Shadows of the Holocaust in Germany and the United States -- Russian immigration and the revitalization of German Jewry -- Representing Jews in Germany today -- Jews and Turks : discourses of the "other" -- Creating a continental identity : Jews, Germans, Europe and the "new" anti-semitism -- The United States and Israel : super-powering German Jewish identities -- Toward a new German Jewish diaspora in an age of globalization
Summary Germany today boasts the fastest growing population of Jews in Europe. The streets of Berlin abound with signs of a revival of Jewish culture, ranging from bagel shops to the sight of worshipers leaving synagogue on Saturday. With the new energy infused by Jewish immigration from Russia and changes in immigration and naturalization laws in general, Jeffrey M. Peck argues that we must now begin considering how Jews live in Germany rather than merely asking why they would choose to do so. In "Being Jewish in the New Germany," Peck explores the diversity of contemporary Jewish life and the complex struggles within the community - and among Germans in general - over history responsibility, culture, and identity. He provides a glimpse of an emerging, if conflicted, multicultural country and examines how the development of the European Community, globalization, and the post-9/11 political climate play out in this context. With sensitive, yet critical, insight into the nations political and social life, chapters explore issues such as the shifting ethnic/national makeup of the population changes in political leadership and the renaissance of Jewish art and literature.; Peck also explores new forms of anti-Semitism and relations between Jews and Turks - the country's other prominent minority population
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-197) and index
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Subject Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1945-
Jews -- Germany -- Identity.
Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005004831
ISBN 0813537231 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813539366 (electronic bk.)
9780813537238 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813539362 (electronic bk.)