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The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Tim Grady

Abstract

World War I saw almost 100,000 German Jews wear the uniform of the Imperial army; some 12,000 of these soldiers lost their lives in battle. Over the last century, public memory of their sacrifice has been very gradually subsumed into the much greater catastrophe of the Holocaust. This book focuses on the multifaceted ways in which these Jewish soldiers have variously been remembered and forgotten from 1914 through until the late 1970s. During and immediately after the conflict, Germany's Jewish population were active participants in a memory culture that honoured the war dead as national heroe ... More

Keywords: Germany, army, Holocaust, Jewish soldiers, Weimar Republic, National Socialists, Nazi regime, Cold War, World War I, German Jews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781846316609
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316746

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Grady, author