Berlin: Neofilis, 2020. Item #42323
Original publisher’s photographic paper covers, 8vo, 468 pages. Part of the series, Jüdische Kulturgeschichte in der Moderne 21. “To this day, little is known about the extent to which those who were once persecuted in Germany were involved in coming to terms with the Nazi past. An example of this are the invitation programs in German cities for mostly Jewish former citizens from abroad. People who were once persecuted were often involved in initiating the contacts that began in the 1960s. Numerous addressees of the programmes, who mainly lived in Israel and the USA, reacted enthusiastically and asked for an invitation. Nevertheless, the majority of the at times more than 300 invitation initiatives only emerged in the 1980s.For the first time, the study offers a historical overview of the history of the invitation programs in the Federal Republic. She compares the different developments in Munich, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin from their beginnings in the 1960s to the present. This comparison reveals the great scope for action of the cities as well as changing power relations. The analysis of numerous sources shows how all actors influenced each other in the sense of entangled memories and a histoire croisée. The programs are the result of the commitment of those who were once persecuted in Germany and abroad and descendants of the perpetrators in Germany - their long-term success is based on the great interest of many emigrants in their ‘old homeland’" (Translated from the Publisher’s abstract). New Condition (AC-7-32).