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Asserting Identity

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003845/00001

Material Information

Title: Asserting Identity Jewish Repatriates in the GDR
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Schultz, Alia
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Jews
GDR
Germany
Post-War
Religious Identity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: My thesis deals with Jews who chose to repatriate to the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and their struggle with identity. Simply by choosing to live in Germany they were defying the expectations of many who believed that no Jew would ever again want to call any German state home. Their reasons for repatriation varied. Some chose to return because of an attachment to Germany, others because they believed in the ideals of the GDR and wanted to create a model communist state. I argue that all of these Jews had to choose whether they were going to identify themselves as Jews, and in doing so tie themselves to the past, or whether they were going to present themselves as communists, and relegate their Judaism to an accident of heritage. In looking at the way that they made these choices, I examined the way that the GDR perceived Jews, through depictions in literature, film, school texts and other media. I also examined interviews of Jewish GDR citizens to evaluate the way that they saw their positions and roles in the GDR.
Statement of Responsibility: by Alia Schultz
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Cuomo, Glenn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S39
System ID: NCFE003845:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003845/00001

Material Information

Title: Asserting Identity Jewish Repatriates in the GDR
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Schultz, Alia
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Jews
GDR
Germany
Post-War
Religious Identity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: My thesis deals with Jews who chose to repatriate to the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and their struggle with identity. Simply by choosing to live in Germany they were defying the expectations of many who believed that no Jew would ever again want to call any German state home. Their reasons for repatriation varied. Some chose to return because of an attachment to Germany, others because they believed in the ideals of the GDR and wanted to create a model communist state. I argue that all of these Jews had to choose whether they were going to identify themselves as Jews, and in doing so tie themselves to the past, or whether they were going to present themselves as communists, and relegate their Judaism to an accident of heritage. In looking at the way that they made these choices, I examined the way that the GDR perceived Jews, through depictions in literature, film, school texts and other media. I also examined interviews of Jewish GDR citizens to evaluate the way that they saw their positions and roles in the GDR.
Statement of Responsibility: by Alia Schultz
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Cuomo, Glenn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S39
System ID: NCFE003845:00001

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