Y. Michal Bodemann's A Jewish Family in Germany Today: An Intimate Portrait PDF

By Y. Michal Bodemann

ISBN-10: 0822334100

ISBN-13: 9780822334101

ISBN-10: 0822334216

ISBN-13: 9780822334217

Immediately after the Holocaust, it appeared unimaginable Jewish neighborhood could rebuild in Germany. What used to be incredible has now come to go: Germany is domestic to at least one of Europe’s so much brilliant Jewish groups, and it has the quickest starting to be Jewish immigrant inhabitants of any state on the planet open air Israel. by means of sharing the existence tales of contributors of 1 Jewish family—the Kalmans—Y. Michal Bodemann offers an intimate examine what it really is prefer to dwell as a Jew in Germany this present day. Having survived focus camps in Poland, 4 Kalman siblings—three brothers and a sister—were left stranded in Germany after the struggle. They equipped new lives and an enormous firm; they each one married and had little ones. during the last fifteen years Bodemann carried out wide interviews with the Kalmans, quite often with the survivors’ ten youngsters, who have been born among 1948 and 1964. In those oral histories, he stocks their recommendations on Judaism, paintings, relatives, 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 fashionable U.S. financial institution, and a sculptor. They speak about Zionism, anti-Semitism, what it skill to root for the German football crew, Schindler’s List, cash, good fortune, marriage and intermarriage, and family members background. They show their varied degrees of engagement with Judaism and involvement with neighborhood Jewish groups. Kalman is a pseudonym, and their anonymity permits the relations to speak with ardour and candor approximately their relationships and their lives as Jews.

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