A Fatal Balancing Act: The Dilemma of the Reich Association by Beate Meyer,William Templer

By Beate Meyer,William Templer

In 1939 all German Jews needed to turn into individuals of a newly based Reich organization. The Jewish functionaries of this association have been confronted with conditions and occasions that pressured them to stroll a superb line among accountable motion and collaboration. they'd was hoping to aid mass emigration, mitigate the results of the anti-Jewish measures, and look after the remainder neighborhood. while the Nazis forbade emigration and commenced mass deportations in 1941, the functionaries determined to cooperate to avoid the "worst." In identifying to cooperate, they got here into direct competition with the pursuits in their contributors, who have been then deported. In June 1943 all unprotected Jews have been deported in addition to their representatives, and the so-called intermediaries provided the remainder of the group, which consisted of Jews dwelling in combined marriages. The examine bargains with the projects of those males, the destiny of the Jews in combined marriages, and what occurred to the survivors after the war.

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