The Berlin Jewish Community

Every move in the direction of a voluntaristic Jewish community based on individual choice meant almost inevitably the growth of diversity within the community, the blurring of boundaries between Jews and non-Jews, and a growing trend ...

The Berlin Jewish Community

The Berlin Jewish community was both the pioneer in intellectual modernization and the first to experience a crisis of modernity. This original and imaginative book connects intellectual and political transformation with the social structures and daily activities of the Jewish community. Steven M. Lowenstein has used extraordinarily rich documentation about the life of Berlin Jewry in the period and assembled a collective biography of the entire community of Berlin Jews. He has examined tax lists, subscription lists, genealogical records, and address lists as well as kosher meat accounts to give us a vivid picture of daily life. On another level in detailing the complexity of Jewish life in Berlin during this period, this book illuminates the connections between the "peaceful stage" of enlightenment and the crisis that followed.

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The Berlin Jewish Community
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Steven M. Lowenstein
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-06-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Berlin Jewish community was both the pioneer in intellectual modernization and the first to experience a crisis of modernity. This original and imaginative book connects intellectual and political transformation with the social structures and daily activities of the Jewish community. Steven M. Lowenstein has used extraordinarily rich documentation about
Mendelssohn to Mendelsohn
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Cyril Reade
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang

This book takes a fresh look at the history of the Jews in Berlin using signficant examples of the rich visual legacy of the period. It begins by examining the visual environment of the Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) and his community whose lives were regulated by feudal conditions in
Days of Sorrow and Pain
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Leonard Baker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

Recounts Leo Baeck's efforts to prepare millions of German Jews to meet the horrifying demands of the Nazi era, revealing how he worked in the underground and provided religious education for Jewish children
A Community Under Siege
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Abraham Ascher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This is a study of how the Jewish community of Breslau--the third largest and one of the most affluent in Germany--coped with Nazi persecution. Ascher has included the experiences of his immediate family, although the book is based mainly on archival sources, numerous personal reminiscences, as well as publications by
Refuge in Hell
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Daniel B. Silver
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Provides a close-up look at the little-known story of Berlin's Jewish Hospital, the only Jewish institution in Germany to survive the Holocaust, drawing on the accounts of survivors to describe daily life in the hospital under the Nazis, the machinations of hospital director Dr. Lustig, the medical staff and patients,