Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Germans into JewsRemaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sharon Gillerman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804757119

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 19 October 2019

“A Little State Within a Larger One”: The Expansion of Jewish Welfare During the Weimar Republic

“A Little State Within a Larger One”: The Expansion of Jewish Welfare During the Weimar Republic

Chapter:
(p.78) Three “A Little State Within a Larger One”: The Expansion of Jewish Welfare During the Weimar Republic
Source:
Germans into Jews
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.003.0004

This chapter turns to a broader examination of social welfare as a means of facilitating the social and biological rejuvenation of German Jews. Following the war, the entire spectrum of religiously and politically defined welfare organizations viewed the welfare sector as a potential means for molding a new German national community. In response to the acute social and economic crises affecting broad sectors of the German population, modern Jewish social work provided not only a response to genuine need but also a basis and a blueprint for expanding the scope and authority of the Jewish community. As the government and private welfare organizations expanded both their influence and cooperation, social work became an instrumental part of the state apparatus and remained part of a larger scientific vision that foresaw the rational reorganization of society according to the most modern methods.

Keywords:   social welfare, social policy, German Jews, welfare organizations, Jewish social work

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.