Space and Place in the German-Jewish Experience of the 1930s–Introduction

Ofer Ashkenazi, David Jünger, Björn Siegel*

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This introduction offers the theoretical and historical framework of the volume’s articles. In highlighting aspects of the German-Jewish experience during the 1930s, in Germany and in transit, it provides a starting point for the ensuing chapters’ discussions of the relationships between ‘place,’ ‘space,’ history and identity. It underscores the significance of ‘space’ as a category for the study of Jewish life during National Socialist persecution. It argues that the divergent interests and processes which constitute (the notions of) places, and the intricacies between places and identities, facilitate a reconsideration of German-Jewish experiences and self-perceptions in a time of extreme uncertainty.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)205-213
Number of pages9
JournalJewish Culture and History
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2024

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  • 1930s
  • Jewish history and culture
  • Jewish/non-jewish spaces
  • Space and place


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