The Resource Vanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945, Bernard Wasserstein

Vanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945, Bernard Wasserstein

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Vanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945
Title
Vanishing diaspora
Title remainder
the Jews in Europe since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Wasserstein
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1939 there were ten million Jews in Europe. After Hitler there were four million. Today in 1996 there are under two million. On current projections the Jews will become virtually extinct as a significant element in European society over the course of the twenty-first century. Now, in the first comprehensive social and political history of the experience and fate of European Jews during the last fifty years, Bernard Wasserstein sheds light on the reasons for this dire demographic projection. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, many hitherto unpublished, Wasserstein begins with the painful years of liberation after World War II when Jews tried to recover from the destruction of their people and communities, then traces the Jewish experience in Eastern and Western Europe in different national and ideological contexts. His important and original inquiry covers the impact on Jews of post-war reconstruction, Soviet occupation, the Cold War, and the collapse of communism. These, combined with the memory of Nazi genocide, the persistence of antisemitism, the development of Israel, and the Middle East conflicts, shaped the history of European Jewry in the second half of the twentieth century. With exceptional eloquence and conviction, Vanishing Diaspora argues that survival for European Jews ultimately will depend on choices they themselves make to reverse trends. They have an alarmingly imbalanced death-to-birth ratio, and many have jettisoned religious observance in the spirit of a secular Europe, losing their cultural distinctiveness as well as their numbers. This often painful story of destruction, irreparable loss, and the shattering of ties thus serves as a wake-up call, and a dramatic warning
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DLC
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Wasserstein, Bernard
Dewey number
940/.04924
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.E83
LC item number
W37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Europe
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Vanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945, Bernard Wasserstein
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL21603751M
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-323) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Displaced persons -- 2. Stalin's last victims, 1945-53. 3. Revival in Western Europe, 1945-73. 4. The impact of Israel -- 5. Facing the past -- 6. Jews and the Christian problem -- 7. Three Germanies and the Jews -- 8. The Soviet Jewish revolt -- 9. East European shadows, 1953-89. 10. West European dilemmas, 1973-89. 11. Jews in the new European disorder
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 332 pages)
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online
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Specific material designation
remote
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(CaSfIA)unset0000unse_j3n7
Label
Vanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945, Bernard Wasserstein
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL21603751M
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Displaced persons -- 2. Stalin's last victims, 1945-53. 3. Revival in Western Europe, 1945-73. 4. The impact of Israel -- 5. Facing the past -- 6. Jews and the Christian problem -- 7. Three Germanies and the Jews -- 8. The Soviet Jewish revolt -- 9. East European shadows, 1953-89. 10. West European dilemmas, 1973-89. 11. Jews in the new European disorder
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(CaSfIA)unset0000unse_j3n7

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