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Dislocated MemoriesJews, Music, and Postwar German Culture$
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Tina Frühauf and Lily Hirsch

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199367481

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.001.0001

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Germany’s Commemoration of the Jüdischer Kulturbund

Germany’s Commemoration of the Jüdischer Kulturbund

(p.243) 12 Germany’s Commemoration of the Jüdischer Kulturbund
Dislocated Memories

Lily E. Hirsch

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines German efforts in the late 1980s and early 1990s to commemorate the Jüdischer Kulturbund (Jewish Culture League), an organization by and for Jews intended to facilitate Jewish cultural activities, with Nazi approval, from 1933 until 1941. These commemorations transformed perceptions of the league, compounding existing debate about the organization in the postwar era. But, as the chapter argues, they also reflect more recent responses to Jewish culture, both in a still divided and just reunified Germany. Indeed, based on analysis of West Germany’s “Gedenkzeichen für das Theater des Jüdischen Kulturbundes in der Kommandantenstraβe 57” and the Akademie der Künste’s 1992 exhibition “Geschlossene Vorstellung, commemorations of the Kulturbund in Germany offer insight into post-Holocaust agendas surrounding the Jew and Jewish culture in Germany: changing post—World War II ideas of Jewish resistance and the Jew as “victim.”

Keywords:   Holocaust commemoration, Jüdischer Kulturbund, Jewish Culture League, Akademie der Künste, Geschlossene Vorstellung, survivors, memory work

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