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“Virtue, Rectitude and Loyalty to Our Faith”: Jewish Orphans and the Politics of Southern Cultural Capital

Caroline E. Light

in That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854530
eISBN:
9781479859542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854530.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes southern Jewish orphan homes as exemplary spaces for developing cultural citizenship and transforming the children of the poor into paragons of white respectability. Established ... More


Jewish Children’s Homes in Post-Holocaust France: Personal Témoignages

Lucille Cairns

in Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835041
eISBN:
9781479814954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835041.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the experience of young Jewish girls who, having survived the Shoah as hidden children sheltered by French opponents of the collaborationist Vichy regime, found themselves ... More


Orphans of the Shoah and Jewish Identity in Post-Holocaust France: From the Individual to the Collective

Susan Rubin Suleiman

in Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835041
eISBN:
9781479814954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Jewish children who had survived the war. At the end of World War II, more than 10,000 Jewish children in France found themselves without one or both of their parents. In ... More


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