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Russian-Speaking Jews in Germanys Jewish Communities, 1990-2005 / by Joseph Cronin.

Author/creator Cronin, Joseph author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxii, 102 pages ; 22 cm
Series Palgrave studies in migration history
Palgrave studies in migration history.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Background to the Russian-Jewish immigration -- Chapter 3. Responses to the arrival of non-halakhic Russian-speaking Jews -- Part I: The reception of non-halakhic Jews in Jewish communities -- Part II: Legislative changes to bring the immigration into line with halakhic criteria -- Chapter 4. The debate surrounding 'fake Jews -- Chapter 5. Differing attitudes towards the Holocaust between Russian-speaking and long-established Jews -- Part I: Attitudinal differences between long-established and Russian-speaking Jews -- Part II: Tensions within Jewish communities -- Part III: The changing tone of Holocaust commemoration in Jewish communities -- Chapter 6. Voting rights, leadership disputes and community splits -- Part I. Voting rights and leadership disputes -- Part II. Community splits -- Chapter 7. Conclusion.
Abstract This book explores the transformative impact that the immigration of large numbers of Jews from the former Soviet Union to Germany had on Jewish communities from 1990 to 2005. It focuses on four points of tension and conflict between existing community members and new Russian-speaking arrivals. These raised the fundamental questions: who should count as a Jew, how should Jews in Germany relate to the Holocaust, and who should the communities represent? By analyzing a wide range of source material, including Jewish and German newspapers, Bundestag debates and the opinions of some prominent Jewish commentators, Joseph Cronin investigates how such conflicts arose within Jewish communities and the measures taken to deal with them. This book provides a unique insight into a Jewish population little understood outside Germany, but whose significance in the post-Holocaust world cannot be underestimated.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.

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