Lion And The Star by Jonathan FriedmanLion And The Star by Jonathan Friedman

Lion And The Star

byJonathan Friedman

Hardcover | May 1, 1998

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" The Lion and the Star not only offers an informed glimpse into the intricacies of daily German life but also confirms the continuing danger of making sweeping generalizations about German Jews and non-Jews. In the aftermath of World War II, many viewed the Third Reich as an aberration in German history and laid blame with Hitler and his followers. Since the 1960s, historians have widened their focus, implicating "ordinary" Germans in the demise of German Jewry. Jonathan Friedman addresses this issue by investigation everyday relations between German Jews and their Gentile neighbors. Friedman examines three German communities of different sizes -- Frankfurt am Main, Giessen, and Geisenheim. Symbolized by the Hessian heraldic lion, these communities represent a cross-section of both Gentile and Jewish society in Germany during the Weimar and Nazi years. Researching in the United States, Germany, England, and Israel, he gleaned information from interviews, memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers, church and synagogue records, censuses, government documents, and reports from Nazi and resistance organizations. Friedman's comparative analysis offers a balanced response to recent scholarly works condemning the entire German people for their complicity in the Holocaust.

Title:Lion And The StarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.32 × 1.07 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

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ISBN - 10:0813120438

ISBN - 13:9780813120430

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Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Jonathan Friedman closely scrutinizes complex German social relations in the volatile pre-World War II years in an attempt to determine if Hitler and his Third Reich alone were responsible for the Holocaust--or if the greater German society and culture of the time were equally at fault