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Safe Among the GermansLiberated Jews After World War II$
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Ruth Gay

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092714

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092714.001.0001

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Jews in East Berlin

Jews in East Berlin

(p.202) Chapter Five Jews in East Berlin
Safe Among the Germans

Ruth Gay

Yale University Press

This chapter describes the difference between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin. The early unwillingness of officials in the Russian sector to recognize the Jews as “fighters” against fascism now became symbolic of their general denigration of the Jews in the Soviet zone of occupation. Classifying Jews as merely “victims” placed them in a lesser category than “fighters.” It has already been shown how Jewish claims for restitution of property or businesses were rejected as unacceptable capitalist demands in a socialist society. The harsh reality that followed on this principle was that the Jews were doubly expropriated: first by the Nazis and then by the Communist regime.

Keywords:   fighters against fascism, Russian sector, Soviet zone, restitution of property, capitalist demands, socialist society

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