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Author Timm, Angelika.

Title Jewish claims against East Germany : moral obligations and pragmatic policy / Angelika Timm.

Published Budapest : Central European University Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  943.1004924 TIMM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-279) and index.
Contents 1. Background. The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Life. Political Developments in East Germany -- 2. Jews in East Germany. The Jewish Community: Recovery and Restitution. The Attitude of the SED toward Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. The Reality of Anti-Semitism. Restitution and Compensation during the Early Postwar Years -- 3. Initial Talks and Negotiations. Jewish Material Claims against Germany. The Response of the East German Political Elite. International Recognition of the GDR and Initial Talks with the Claims Conference. American Claims against the GDR. Diplomatic Negotiations -- 4. New Accents in the Eighties. Priorities of East German Foreign Policy. The Package Deal. The World Jewish Congress in Action. Political Changes in Germany, 1989-90. The Burdened Relationship between the GDR and the State of Israel. Confronting the Past -- 5. Outlook and Conclusions. Unification and Attempts to Settle the Claims Issue. Conclusions.
Summary "This first comprehensive history of Jewish negotiations with East Germany addresses restitution and reparations for Nazi war crimes. Angelika Timm analyzes the consequences of old and new anti-Semitism and the context in which they grew under the officially propagated ideology of antifascism."--BOOK JACKET. "Historians of Europe, Holocaust studies, U.S., German, and Israeli foreign policy, and the history of communism will find this new research and interpretation compelling and useful."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Reparations.
Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- ) -- Germany (East)
Antisemitism -- Germany (East)
Germany (East) -- Foreign relations -- Israel.
Israel -- Foreign relations -- Germany (East)
ISBN 9639116041