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By Y. Michal Bodemann

Immediately after the Holocaust, it appeared not possible Jewish neighborhood may rebuild in Germany. What was incredible has now come to cross: Germany is domestic to at least one of Europe’s such a lot vivid Jewish groups, and it has the quickest growing to be Jewish immigrant inhabitants of any kingdom on the earth open air Israel. by means of sharing the lifestyles tales of individuals of 1 Jewish family—the Kalmans—Y. Michal Bodemann presents an intimate examine what it truly is wish to reside as a Jew in Germany this present day. Having survived focus camps in Poland, 4 Kalman siblings—three brothers and a sister—were left stranded in Germany after the struggle. They equipped new lives and a huge company; they every one married and had teenagers. during the last fifteen years Bodemann carried out vast interviews with the Kalmans, quite often with the survivors’ ten young children, who have been born among 1948 and 1964. In those oral histories, he stocks their innovations on Judaism, paintings, family members, and group. Staying in Germany isn't really a given; 4 of the 10 cousins reside in Israel and the United States.

Among the Kalman cousins are an paintings gallery proprietor, a physique builder, a radio character, a former leader monetary officer of a fashionable U.S. financial institution, and a sculptor. They speak about Zionism, anti-Semitism, what it capability to root for the German football crew, Schindler’s List, funds, luck, marriage and intermarriage, and relations historical past. They exhibit their diverse degrees of engagement with Judaism and involvement with neighborhood Jewish groups. Kalman is a pseudonym, and their anonymity permits the relatives to speak with ardour and candor approximately their relationships and their lives as Jews.

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