Fatal Balancing Act, A : The Dilemma of the Reich Association of Jews in Germany, 1939-1945
By: Meyer, Beate.
Contributor(s): Templer, William.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013Description: 1 online resource (453 p.).ISBN: 9781782380283.Subject(s): Germany -- Ethnic relations | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany | Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fatal Balancing Act, A : The Dilemma of the Reich Association of Jews in Germany, 1939-1945DDC classification: 940.5318 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1-From ""Forced Emigration"" to Assisting with the Deportations; Chapter 2-Walking on a Thin Line: The Participation of the Reichsvereinigung and the Berlin Jewish Community during the Deportations; Chapter 3-The ""Psychological Environment"" in the Countryside: Latitude for Action by Jewish Functionaries in the District Branches; Chapter 4-The Residual Reichsvereinigung; Chapter 5-In the Wake: The ""Strategy of Cooperation"" as an Incriminating Burden; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
In 1939 all German Jews had to become members of a newly founded Reich Association. The Jewish functionaries of this organization were faced with circumstances and events that forced them to walk a fine line between responsible action and collaboration. They had hoped to support mass emigration, mitigate the consequences of the anti-Jewish measures, and take care of the remaining community. When the Nazis forbade emigration and started mass deportations in 1941, the functionaries decided to cooperate to prevent the "worst." In choosing to cooperate, they came into direct opposition with the
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