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American religious responses to Kristallnacht /
edited by Maria Mazzenga.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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215 p.
ISBN
0230618065, 9780230618060
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New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230618065
9780230618060
catalogue key
6862482
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Maria Mazzenga has served as Education Archivist at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives since 2005. After graduating with a Ph.D. in history from Catholic University in 2000, she taught U.S. history at Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, and Catholic University. She has written several articles on American Catholicism and on the U.S. home front during the Second World Was and is currently working on a book on American Catholic responses to the Holocaust.
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"This volume is one of the first in decades to explore the impact of religion on American responses to the Holocaust. The book's greatest strength lies in new evidence from U.S. religious periodicals and archives typically not consulted by Holocaust scholars; for example, the archives of the Catholic University of America, the Center for Migration Studies, Union Theological Seminary, and the Presbyterian Historical Archive. American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht demonstrates the promise that heretofore untouched primary source material generated by U.S. religious groups and institutions holds for scholarship on American responses to Nazism. For this, Dr. Mazzenga and the volume's contributors are to be congratulated."--Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
"This volume is one of the first in decades to explore the impact of religion on American responses to the Holocaust. The book's greatest strength lies in new evidence from U.S. religious periodicals and archives typically not consulted by Holocaust scholars; for example, the archives of the Catholic University of America, the Center for Migration Studies, Union Theological Seminary, and the Presbyterian Historical Archive.American Religious Responses to Kristallnachtdemonstrates the promise that heretofore untouched primary source material generated by U.S. religious groups and institutions holds for scholarship on American responses to Nazism. For this, Dr. Mazzenga and the volume's contributors are to be congratulated."--Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Summaries
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Based on work conducted by scholars at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2007, this book takes a fresh look at how American Protestants, Catholics, and Jews responded to the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany and German-occupied territory in the 1930s.
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This book examines how American Protestants, Catholics and Jews responded to the persecution of Jews in Germany and German-occupied territory in the 1930s
Long Description
Based on work conducted by scholars at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2007, this book takes a fresh look at how American Protestants, Catholics, and Jews responded to the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany and German-occupied territory in the 1930s. The essays focus specifically on American religious responses to the November 9-10, 1938 anti-Jewish pogrom known as Kristallnacht. Today understood as the first act of the Holocaust because of its systematized brutality against Germany's Jews, Kristallnacht, generated a dramatic response among mainline Protestants, Catholic clerical and lay leaders, Orthodox Jews, Protestant fundamentalists, and Jewish War Veterans. Together, the essays represent the first examination of multi-religious group responses to the beginnings of one of the pivotal moral events of the twentieth century, the Holocaust. They possess implications for the history of anti-Semitism globally and in the U.S., the history of interfaith cooperation and religious belief in America, the influence of American ideals on religious thought, and the impact of historical events on Jewish and Christian theology.
Main Description
Based on work conducted by scholars as part of a Summer Research Workshop organized by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2007, this book takes a fresh look at how American Protestants, Catholics, and Jews responded to the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany and German-occupied territory in the 1930s. The essays focus specifically on American religious responses to the November 9-10, 1938 anti-Jewish pogrom known as Kristallnacht. Today understood as the first act of the Holocaust because of its systematized brutality against Germany's Jews, Kristallnacht, generated a dramatic response among mainline Protestants, Catholic clerical and lay leaders, Orthodox Jews, Protestant fundamentalists, and Jewish War Veterans. Together, the essays represent the first examination of multi-religious group responses to the beginnings of one of the pivotal moral events of the twentieth century, the Holocaust. They possess implications for the history of anti-Semitism globally and in the U.S., the history of interfaith cooperation and religious belief in America, the influence of American ideals on religious thought, and the impact of historical events on Jewish and Christian theology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: American Religious Groups and Kristallnachtp. 1
Christian and Jewish Interfaith Efforts during the Holocaust: The Ecumenical Contextp. 13
"The Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man": Mainline American Protestants and the Kristallnacht Pogromp. 31
Kristallnacht in Context: Jewish War Veterans in America and Britain and the Crisis of German Jewryp. 57
Toward an American Catholic Response to the Holocaust: Catholic Americanism and Kristallnachtp. 85
American Catholics Respond to Kristallnacht: NCWC Refugee Policy and the Plight of Non-Aryansp. 111
Kristallnacht: The American Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Theological Responsep. 145
Persecution, Prophecy, and the Fundamentalist Reconstruction of Germany, 1933-1940p. 183
Notes on Contributorsp. 205
Indexp. 207
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