Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tim Grady

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316609

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316746

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 16 September 2021

Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.221) Conclusion
Source:
The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316746.008

This book has examined the important role played by German Jews in the wider commemoration and remembrance of the Jewish soldiers killed during World War I, and has shown that Jews often remembered the war dead together with other Germans, a testament to the greater inclusion of many Jews in twentieth-century German society than commonly assumed. Even the National Socialists' rise to power failed to marginalise them from the wider remembrance of the war. Increased anti-Semitism began to change Jewish/non-Jewish relations only in the mid-to-late 1920s, when the first wave of memorialisation came to an end and war veterans' associations replaced the small communities of mourning that had been formed during the war years. The membership of these ex-servicemen's organisations were typically based on post-war politics, rather than on pre-war relations, resulting in a more disjointed, but also more aggressive, form of remembrance that undermined the position of Jews in Germany's memory culture.

Keywords:   German Jews, remembrance, commemoration, Germany, World War I, anti-Semitism, war veterans' associations, memory culture, Jewish soldiers

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.