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By Y. Michal Bodemann

ISBN-10: 0822334100

ISBN-13: 9780822334101

ISBN-10: 0822334216

ISBN-13: 9780822334217

Immediately after the Holocaust, it appeared not possible Jewish neighborhood could rebuild in Germany. What was incredible has now come to move: Germany is domestic to at least one of Europe’s so much vivid Jewish groups, and it has the quickest transforming into Jewish immigrant inhabitants of any nation on the planet outdoors Israel. via sharing the lifestyles tales of contributors of 1 Jewish family—the Kalmans—Y. Michal Bodemann presents an intimate examine what it really is wish to reside as a Jew in Germany at the present time. Having survived focus camps in Poland, 4 Kalman siblings—three brothers and a sister—were left stranded in Germany after the battle. They equipped new lives and a big company; they each one married and had young ones. over the last fifteen years Bodemann carried out huge interviews with the Kalmans, commonly with the survivors’ ten teenagers, who have been born among 1948 and 1964. In those oral histories, he stocks their suggestions on Judaism, paintings, kin, and group. Staying in Germany isn't really a given; 4 of the 10 cousins stay in Israel and the United States.

Among the Kalman cousins are an artwork gallery proprietor, a physique builder, a radio character, a former leader monetary officer of a favorite U.S. financial institution, and a sculptor. They speak about Zionism, anti-Semitism, what it skill to root for the German football staff, Schindler’s List, funds, luck, marriage and intermarriage, and relatives historical past. They show their diverse degrees of engagement with Judaism and involvement with neighborhood Jewish groups. Kalman is a pseudonym, and their anonymity permits the kin to speak with ardour and candor approximately their relationships and their lives as Jews.

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Instantly after the Holocaust, it appeared not possible Jewish group could rebuild in Germany. What used to be incredible has now come to go: Germany is domestic to at least one of Europe’s such a lot shiny Jewish groups, and it has the quickest transforming into Jewish immigrant inhabitants of any nation on this planet outdoors Israel.

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