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Space and Spatiality in Modern German-Jewish History

Edited by Simone Lässig and Miriam Rürup

384 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-553-2 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (June 2017)

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Reviews

“The range of approaches and the sheer breadth of spaces and texts treated here—synagogues and cemeteries, German landscapes, Freud and his reception, philanthropy, urban ghettos, photography, and museums—provide a compelling and rich window into Jewish spaces in their historical context.” · Barbara Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

“This collection makes a convincing case for the application of ‘space’ as an analytic category for the study of minorities in European society, affording new insights into the complexities and fluidities of intertwined and ‘entangled’ histories.” · Jonathan Skolnik, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Description

What makes a space Jewish? This wide-ranging volume revisits literal as well as metaphorical spaces in modern German history to examine the ways in which Jewishness has been attributed to them both within and outside of Jewish communities, and what the implications have been across different eras and social contexts. Working from an expansive concept of “the spatial,” these contributions look not only at physical sites but at professional, political, institutional, and imaginative realms, as well as historical Jewish experiences of spacelessness. Together, they encompass spaces as varied as early modern print shops and Weimar cinema, always pointing to the complex intertwining of German and Jewish identity.

Simone Lässig is Director of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, and Professor of Modern History at Braunschweig University. She edits Publications of the German Historical Institute Series (Cambridge University Press), Studies in German History Series (Berghahn) and co-edits the journal Geschichte und Gesellschaft.

Miriam Rürup is the Director of the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg. She is part of the Editorial Board of the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts (Mohr-Siebeck) and edits the Hamburger Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Juden. She also co-edits the journal WerkstattGeschichte and is the Jewish history editor for H-Soz-u-Kult. She is currently at work on a book on the history of statelessness and world citizenship after World War II.

Subject: Jewish Studies 20th Century History 18th/19th Century History
Area: Germany



Contents

List of Figures
Preface


Introduction: What Made a Space “Jewish”? Reconsidering a Category of Modern German History
Simone Lässig and Miriam Rürup

PART I: IMAGINATIONS: RMEMEBERANCE AND REPRESENTATION OF SPACES AND BOUNDARIES

Chapter 1. 
Of Sounds and Stones: The Jewish-Christian Contact Zone of a Swiss Village in the Nineteenth-Century
Alexandra Binnenkade

Chapter 2. 
Imaginations of the Ghetto: Jewish Debates on Ghettos and Jewish Society in Late Nineteenth-Century Galicia
Jürgen Heyde

Chapter 3. 
Modernization and Memory in German-Jewish History
Nils Roemer

Chapter 4. 
From Place to Race and Back Again: The Jewishness of Psychoanalysis Revisited
Anthony D. Kauders

Chapter 5. Jewish Displacement and Simulation in the German Films of E. A. Dupont
Ofer Ashkenazi


Chapter 6. Layered Pasts: The Judengasse in Frankfurt and Narrating German-Jewish History after the Holocaust
Michael Meng


PART II: TRANSFORMATIONS: EMERGENCES, SHIFTS AND DISSOLUTIONS IN SPACES AND BOUNDARIES

Chapter 7. 
The Representation and Creation of Spaces through Print Media: 
Some Insights from the History of the Jewish Press…
Kerstin von der Krone

Chapter 8. 
Out of the Ghetto, Into the Middle Class: 
Changing Perspectives on Jewish Spaces in Nineteenth-Century Germany – 
The Case of Synagogues and Jewish Burial Grounds
Andreas Gotzmann

Chapter 9. Spatial Variations and Locations: Synagogues at the Intersection of Architecture, Town, and Imagination
Sylvia Necker


Chapter 10. Jewish Philanthropy and the Formation of Modernity: Baron de Hirsch and His Vision of Jewish Spaces in European Societies    
Björn Siegel

Chapter 11. Reconstruction Jewishness, Deconstructing the Past: 
Reading Berlin’s Scheunenviertel over the Course of the Twentieth Century
Anne-Christin Saß


PART III: PRACTICES: NEGOTIATING, EXPERIENCING, AND APPROPRIATING SPACES AND BOUNDARIES

Chapter 12. 
A Hybrid Space of Communication: Hebrew Printing in Jessnitz, 1718–1745
Dirk Sadowski

Chapter 13. 
Faith in Residence: Jewish Spatial Practice in the Urban Context
Joachim Schlör

Chapter 14. Photography as Jewish Space
Michael Berkowitz


Chapter 15. 
Jews, Foreigners, and the Space of the Postwar Economy: 
The Case of Munich's Möhlstrasse
Anna Holian

Chapter 16. 
Creating a Bavarian Space for Rapprochement: The Jewish Museum Munich
Robin Ostow

Chapter 17. 
Real Imaginary Spaces and Places: Virtual, Actual, and Otherwise
Ruth Ellen Gruber

Bibliography
Index

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