Democratization and the Jews: Munich, 1945-1965 by Anthony D. KaudersDemocratization and the Jews: Munich, 1945-1965 by Anthony D. Kauders

Democratization and the Jews: Munich, 1945-1965

byAnthony D. Kauders

Hardcover | June 1, 2004

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Published for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism

Democratization and the Jews explores the ways in which West Germans in Munich responded after 1945 to the Holocaust. Examining the political and religious discourse on the “Jewish Question,” Anthony D. Kauders shows how men and women in the immediate postwar era employed antisemitic images from the Weimar Republic in order to distance themselves from the murderous policies of the Nazi regime. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, many people—and particularly Social Democrats and members of the churches, both Catholic and Protestant—began to repudiate antisemitism altogether, appreciating the connection between liberal democracy, on the one hand, and the rejection of hatred of Jews, on the other. This change was a revolutionary moment in the democratization of the Federal Republic, as the language of liberalism merged with the spirit of democracy.

Anthony D. Kauders teaches in the Department of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich. He is the author of German Politics and the Jews: Dusseldorf and Nuremberg, 1910–1933.
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Title:Democratization and the Jews: Munich, 1945-1965Format:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9.29 × 6.26 × 1.04 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803227639

ISBN - 13:9780803227637

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“A worthwhile study that offers a good number of interesting findings…”—Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, Central European History
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