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Author Kirchheimer, Gloria DeVidas.

Title We were so beloved : autobiography of a German Jewish community / Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer and Manfred Kirchheimer ; foreword by Steven Lowenstein ; afterword by Dan Bar-On.

Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  974.71004924 KIRC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary The massive terror of November 9, 1938, Kristallnacht, forced the German Jews to finally abandon their unrealistic hope that the Nazi persecution would cease. Those who were able to fled their country, the land where they "were so beloved," and proud of their German heritage. More than 20,000 of these German Jews came together in Washington Heights in New York City and created a German Jewish enclave, nicknamed the "Fourth Reich" by their American neighbors. We Were So Beloved takes Manfred Kirchheimer on a personal quest for answers from his family and friends in Washington Heights. In a series of interviews they recount their stories; stories of bewilderment at betrayal by friends and neighbors, of terror and grief as relatives disappear and families are uprooted, of amazement that this could happen in the highly civilized culture of Germany.
Other author Kirchheimer, Manfred.
Subject Jews, German -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews.
Jewish refugees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews.
Holocaust survivors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews.
Washington Heights (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
ISBN 0822939975 (alk. paper)