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Author Grady, Tim (Timothy L.), author.

Title A deadly legacy : German Jews and the Great war / Tim Grady.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


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Description xii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "This book is the first to offer a full account of the varied contributions of German Jews to Imperial Germany's endeavors during the Great War. Historian Tim Grady examines the efforts of the 100,000 Jewish soldiers who served in the German military (12,000 of whom died), as well as the various activities Jewish communities supported at home, such as raising funds for the war effort and securing vital food supplies. However, Grady's research goes much deeper: he shows that German Jews were never at the periphery of Germany's warfare, but were in fact heavily involved. The author finds that many German Jews were committed to the same brutal and destructive war that other Germans endorsed, and he discusses how the conflict was in many ways lived by both groups alike. What none could have foreseen was the dangerous legacy they created together, a legacy that enabled Hitler's rise to power and planted the seeds of the Holocaust to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Precedents -- War enthusiasm -- Total war -- Annexations -- Celebrating destruction -- The "Other" -- Breakdown -- Myths of Defeat -- The End.
Language English.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Jewish.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews -- Germany.
Jewish soldiers -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Jews, German -- History -- 20th century.
Collective memory -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Collective memory. (OCoLC)fst01739814
Jewish soldiers. (OCoLC)fst00983018
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Jews, German. (OCoLC)fst00983458
Military participation -- Jewish. (OCoLC)fst01353735
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780300192049 (hardcover)
0300192045 (hardcover)

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