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German Jewry under the Nazis

After a few months of confusion and disorder, the German Jews began to regroup in order to ease Jewish life under the new circumstances. Many Jews who had played an active role in German society and had been expelled from it now needed a supportive community framework. In addition, an identity crisis developed among those who felt that their homeland had turned its back on them, and they felt a need to redefine their identity. Various Jewish organizations set up welfare systems, provided financial and medical assistance, offered occupational counseling, organized educational activities, and helped people who were planning to leave Germany. Up until late 1938, German Jewish organizations published a variety of newspapers and even met the cultural and entertainment needs of its members.

Total Sources (by media type):

Artifact Collection 3
Diaries and Letters 4
Documents 33
Lexicon Entries 16
Photographs 49
Research 8
Testimonies 9
Total Sources 122