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By Shulamit Volkov

The ferocity of the anti-semitic Nazi assault upon the Jews took many unexpectedly. This booklet attempts to provide an explanation for why. The historical past of the Jews in smooth Germany is mostly informed because the story of remarkable participants, thoroughly immersed in German society and disproportionately contributing to its tradition. This publication focuses, notwithstanding, at the tale of "ordinary" German Jews, involved now not simply with being like different Germans, i.e. "assimilated," yet with upward social hiking and achievements besides. even supposing they didn't search to desert Judaism, they attempted to reformulate and reinvent it to slot their newly upgraded prestige. hence, regardless of non-stop antisemitism, Germany "seemed" to simply accept the Jews on those phrases till international battle II.

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