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The Jewish Soldier of World War I: From Participant to Victim

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the war experience of Jews in World War I and the toll the war inflicted on hundreds of thousands of Jews who fought as soldiers on all the war's fronts. Jewish sensibilities ... More


Introduction

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Jewish involvement in the military. From the beginnings of conscription in the late 1700s until the end of the Second World War, military service was ... More


The Military as a Jewish Occupation

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the social background of Jewish military officers, the financial implications of a military career upon marriage and the formation of broader social networks, and the interplay ... More


Epilogue

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This epilogue argues that over the century and a half, from the French revolutionary wars to World War II, Jews in military service were carriers of multiple, overlapping, and at times clashing ... More


Forgetting: Nazism, Front Fighters and Destruction, 1929–45

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the resurgence of commemorative activity during the last years of the Weimar Republic. Right-wing veterans' associations developed narratives of World War I that mirrored the ... More


Discovering: War Victims, War Crimes and Reconstruction, 1945–60

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Six years of violence and genocide during World War II claimed the lives of almost six million European Jews, who were brutally murdered as part of Nazi Germany's racial cleansing. Germany became a ... More


Introduction

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In July 1960, a small group of German Jews held a ceremony in a Jewish cemetery in the Franconian city of Würzburg to honor eighteen Jewish soldiers who perished while fighting for Germany in World ... More


Jewish Confederates

Robert N. Rosen

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the motivations of Jews in the South for enlisting and serving in the Confederate cause during the Civil War. It first describes Jewish attitudes regarding slavery and secession ... More


The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Tim Grady

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746
Subject:
History, European Modern History

World War I saw almost 100,000 German Jews wear the uniform of the Imperial army; some 12,000 of these soldiers lost their lives in battle. Over the last century, public memory of their sacrifice has ... More


Conclusion

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book has examined the important role played by German Jews in the wider commemoration and remembrance of the Jewish soldiers killed during World War I, and has shown that Jews often remembered ... More


Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam D. Mendelsohn (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. A few served together in Jewish companies while most fought alongside Christian comrades. Yet even as they ... More


Jewish Chaplains during the Civil War

Bertram W. Korn

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines a notorious episode of prejudice against Jews during the Civil War: the battle to amend the military chaplaincy law, passed in 1861, that stipulated that a regimental chaplain ... More


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