The Germans and the Jews since 1871

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Germans and the Jews since 1871

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    In the period covered by this module, from 1871 to the present, interactions between Gentiles and Jews in
    Germany underwent a dramatic and unprecedented set of upheavals. What were the main problems, struggles and
    achievements in this period of German-Jewish history? This course will initially focus on debating the chances
    and limits of emancipation and assimilation of Jews in Imperial Germany and on discussing the so-called Jewish
    Renaissance in the Weimar Republic. A survey of the expansion and the role of antisemitism and its political
    manifestations in German society will provide a platform for studying the Nazi take-over of power and the
    Holocaust. The module concludes with the post-war history of Jews in Germany, addressing contemporary
    challenges such as the integration of Russian-speaking Jews and the future of German Jewry.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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