German Jews faced harsh dilemmas in their responses to Nazi persecution, partly a result of Nazi cruelty and brutality but also a result of an understanding of their history and rightful place in Germany. This volume addresses the impact of the anti-Jewish policies of Hitler’s regime on Jewish family life, Jewish women, and the existence of Jewish organizations and institutions and considers some of the Jewish responses to Nazi anti-Semitism and persecution.
This volume offers scholars, students, and interested readers a highly accessible but focused introduction to Jewish life under National Socialism, the often painful dilemmas that it produced, and the varied Jewish responses to those dilemmas.
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Donald L. Niewyk is professor of history at Southern Methodist University and is the author of four books, including Fresh Wounds: Early Narratives of Holocaust Survival.Francis R. Nicosia is professor of history at Saint Michael's College and is the author or editor of several books on the Holocaust and the Third Reich, including The Third Reich and the Palestine Question.