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Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945
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Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Marion A. Kaplan

Abstract

This examination of the everyday lives of ordinary Jews in Germany focuses on emotions, perceptions, and mentalities. How did they construe changes brought about by industrialization? How did they decide to enter new professions? How did they fit into newly flourishing organizational life? Could one both be a German and a Jew? How did Jews re-evaluate their multiple identities before and after emancipation, during the Weimar era, under Nazi persecution? Jews' attitudes toward and observances of their religion shifted not only over time, but also within a lifetime. Within frequently hostile pol ... More

Keywords: Jews, acculturation, everyday life, emancipation, antisemitism, minority, Jewish community, German-Jewry

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195171648
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.001.0001

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Marion A. Kaplan, editor
New York University
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