By Andreas Nachama,Julius Schoeps,Hermann Simon,Judith Kessler,Andreas Anchuelo

ISBN-10: 1935902601

ISBN-13: 9781935902607

ISBN-10: 3894874260

ISBN-13: 9783894874261

This richly illustrated e-book depicts 750 years of Jewish background in addition to Jewish lifestyles in Berlin this day. The Prussian capital used to be, for plenty of centuries, the heart of Jewish lifestyles in Germany. Its Jewish electorate strongly motivated the city’s cultural and literary lifestyles and led the way in which within the sciences, from the 18th century salon of Rachel Varnhagen to the cabarets of the Weimar Republic. despite the fact that, monetary quandary, hyper-inflation, and the melancholy of 1929 supplied wealthy soil for the expansion of anti-Semitism and eventually ended in the Holocaust. yet this day, Jewish lifestyles and Jewish tradition are flourishing once more, after tens of millions of immigrants from Russia and Israel have arrived within the capital.

The authors of Jews in Berlin are one of the so much exotic specialists; Julius H. Schoeps is the director of the Moses Mendelssohn heart, the writer of various books, and a descendant of Moses Mendelssohn. Andreas Nachama is the director of the Topography of Terror Museum. Hermann Simon is the director of the basis New Synagogue Berlin and the Centrum Judaicum. An replace was once supplied via Judith Kessler, editor of jewish berlin, the journal of the Berlin Jewish group, and André Anchuelo, a reporter for Juedische Allgemeine, the paper of the Council on Jews in Germany. Carol Kahn Strauss, the foreign director of the Leo Baeck Institute, supplied the foreword.

Jews in Berlin is the up to date, 2013 softcover version of the 2003 hardcover, released by way of Henschel in Germany. Berliner Zeitung, Berlin’s biggest day-by-day, writes approximately Jews in Berlin: “Finally, a complete ebook at the historical past of Jews in Berlin has arrived! by no means has there been the sort of entire overview—supported by means of incredible illustrations.”

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