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Author Rapaport, Lynn.

Title Jews in Germany after the Holocaust : memory, identity, and Jewish-German relations / Lynn Rapaport
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 325 pages)
Series Cambridge cultural social studies
Cambridge cultural social studies.
Contents Setting the stage: the Jewish community of Frankfurt and the voices of its members -- Holocaust memory and Jewish identity -- Living in the land of the murderers? How Jews who live in Germany view Germans -- Here in Germany I am a Jew: identity images and the criteria for group membership -- I have German citizenship but I wouldn't call myself a German: ethnic group loyalty and the lack of national affiliation -- My friends are not typical Germans: the character of Jewish-German friendships -- Interethnic intimacy: the character of Jewish-German sex, love, and intermarriage -- Theoretical implications and future research
Summary "Based on remarkably candid interviews with nearly one hundred German Jews, Lynn Rapaport's book reveals a rare understanding of how the memory of the Holocaust shapes Jews' everyday lives. ... [The book] shows how the boundaries of ethnicity are not marked by how religious Jews are, or their absorption of traditional culture, but by the moral distinctions rooted in Holocaust memory that Jews draw between themselves and other Germans."--Page [i]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-317) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Holocaust survivors -- Germany.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Influence.
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1945-
Jews -- Germany -- Identity.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511007299 (electronic bk.)
9780511007293 (electronic bk.)