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Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Marion A. Kaplan


This book draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. The book tells the story of Jews in Germany not from the hindsight of the Holocaust, nor from the vantage of the persecutors, but from the bewildered and ambiguous perspective of Jews trying to navigate their daily lives in a world that was becoming more and more insane. Answering the charge that Jews should have left earlier, the book shows that far from seeming inevitable, the Holocaust was impossible to foresee precisel ... More

Keywords: Jewish women, Jewish men, Germany, Holocaust, Nazi repression, emigration, Nazis, Nazi Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130928
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marion A. Kaplan, author
City University of New York
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