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German-Jewish Identities in America
Edited by Christof Mauch and Joseph Salmons


Constructing new lives in America

Changing political, social, and cultural circumstances have led German Jews in America to take on many different identities. These essays examine such varied topics as the relationship between German and Eastern European Jews in America, the development of the B'nai Brith, nineteenth-century Jewish community-building in Chicago, the role of German Jews in the building of modern American show business, and the correlation between date of emigration and language loss among Jews fleeing to America from Nazi Germany. Contributors include historians, theater and literature professors, a linguist, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

Christof Mauch is director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and author of several books, including American Intelligence and the German Resistance to Hitler. Joseph Salmons is professor of German at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


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The cover of German-Jewish Identities in America is in tones of red white and blue. The white area is a reproduction of an old newspaper.

November 2003

172 pp.   6 x 9
2 figures, 2 tables

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ISBN 978-0-924119-07-1
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