Education and Vocational Training

Trude Maurer

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171648
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199871346 | DOI:
Education and Vocational Training

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This chapter shows that toward the end of the Weimar Republic the Jewish school system became an institution of protection against antisemitism and of strengthening Jewish consciousness. As the Nazis blocked this advancement by limiting access to secondary schools and higher education and strove to lower the Jewish level of education, Jews turned more toward their own history and culture, while preparing for emigration and also attempting not to lose sight of “general” history and culture.

Keywords: German Jews; Jewish children; Jewish school system; education; Weimar Republic; antisemitism

Chapter.  6378 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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