Jews In Berlin: A Comprehensive History Of Jewish Life And Jewish Culture In The German Capital Up To 2015 by Andreas NachamaJews In Berlin: A Comprehensive History Of Jewish Life And Jewish Culture In The German Capital Up To 2015 by Andreas Nachama

Jews In Berlin: A Comprehensive History Of Jewish Life And Jewish Culture In The German Capital Up…

byAndreas Nachama, Julius Schoeps, Hermann Simon

Paperback | May 1, 2013

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This richly-illustrated book depicts 750 years of Jewish history as well as Jewish life in Berlin today. The Prussian capital was, for many centuries, the center of Jewish life in Germany. Its Jewish citizens strongly influenced the city’s cultural and literary life and led the way in the sciences, from the 18th century salon of Rachel Varnhagen to the cabarets of the Weimar Republic. However, economic crisis, hyper-inflation, and the depression of 1929 provided rich soil for the growth of anti-Semitism and ultimately led to the Holocaust. Today, after tens of thousands of immigrants from Russia and Israel have arrived in the capital, Jewish life and culture are flourishing once again.
Andreas Nachama is an ordained rabbi and the executive director of the Topographie of Terror Foundation. He has served as head of the Berliner Festspiele, the chairman of Berlin’s Jewish community, and as the artistic director of the Jüdische Kulturtage. Julius H. Schoeps is the founding director of the Vienna Jewish Museum and a profe...
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Title:Jews In Berlin: A Comprehensive History Of Jewish Life And Jewish Culture In The German Capital Up…Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:Berlinica Publishing LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935902601

ISBN - 13:9781935902607

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[Jews in Berlin] presents centuries of history of Jewish life in Berlin as a vivid and comprehensive impression of development, illustrated by a richness of documents, profiles, and images."  —Katholische Kirchenzeitung