The Jews in Plans for Postwar Germany

(Jewish Political Studies Review) David Bankier - With anti-Semitism rising in Europe it is important to recall that wartime German prejudice against Jews was not limited to Nazis. While the postwar projects of socialists included the full restoration of citizenship to all German Jews, the planning of other exiles was based on prevalent stereotypes of Jewish "otherness" and rejected the return of Jews to Germany. They basically approved, on pragmatic grounds, legal discriminatory measures against the Jews. In their plans the Jews were considered a foreign body which should not be reintegrated in a future German society, but given a territory beyond the borders of Europe.

2005-02-18 00:00:00

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