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Between Dignity and Despair Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

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ISBN-10: 0195130928

ISBN-13: 9780195130928

Edition: 1999

Authors: Marion A. Kaplan

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Between Dignity and Despair 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. Kaplan 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, Kaplan shows that far from seeming inevitable, the Holocaust was impossible to foresee precisely because Nazi repression occurred in irregular and unpredictable steps until the…    
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Marion A. Kaplan is Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University. She is author of Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany and editor of Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618--1945.Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is author of GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation and To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A.