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Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic

Sharon Gillerman


This book turns to an often overlooked and misunderstood period of German and Jewish history: the years between the world wars. It has been assumed that the Jewish community in Germany was in decline during the Weimar Republic. But the author of this book demonstrates that Weimar Jews sought to rejuvenate and reconfigure their community as a means both of strengthening the German nation and of creating a more expansive and autonomous Jewish entity within the German state. These ambitious projects to increase fertility, expand welfare, and strengthen the family transcended the ideological and r ... More

Keywords: Jewish history, world wars, Jewish community, Germany, Weimar Republic, Weimar Jews, German state, fertility, welfare, religious divisions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804757119
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804757119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Gillerman, author