An Unreciprocated Love in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 37:2

Yfaat Weiss


An Unreciprocated Love – German Jews in the Years of Extermination: Moshe Zimmermann, Deutsche gegen Deutsche. Das Schicksal der Juden 1938–1945

A long line of historians, most of them German-born Jews, have devoted many years to studying the history of the Jews in Nazi Germany. However, almost without exception and irrespective of the generation to which they belonged, most of these historians chose to conclude their studies of Germany Jewry in 1938–1939. Moshe Zimmerman’s book addresses this deficiency. It proposes a systematic survey of the history of the Jews in Germany from the Kristallnacht pogrom to the destruction of German Jewry in the death camps in the East, analyzing numerous issues such as the anti-Jewish legislation, terror, the denouncing of innocent people, humiliation, expropriation, forced labor, deportations to the ghettoes in the East, and the extermination process. The author sees the destruction of German Jewry, like that of European Jewry, as “the consistent result of the frequently extreme intention to rid Germany of the Jews, an intention that was interwoven in the real possibilities that came about in order to put it into practice.”

מפרט המוצר
ISSN 0084-3296
Year 2009
Catalog No. 237207
No. of Pages 10 pp.
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 37:2, pp. 197-206, Edited by David Silberklang
Publisher Yad Vashem