Jews in the Weimar Republic, 1919-30

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-There were more than half a million Jews living under the Weimar Republic.

-Eighty percent of Jews in Germany (400,000) were urban based and educated

-Many of them felt much more German than Jewish

-Most were intensely patriotic.

-Many believed in assimilation, keeping their cultural and ethnic identity but becoming fully integrated into Germany society.

-German Jews were not one homogenus mass

-There were many differences between the Jewish communities: political, economical and religious.

-Politically, Jews were to be found in all parties/

-A number of Jews were communist.

-A the other extreme, many Jews supported the Conservatives.

-Suprisingly, some Jews voted for the Zentrum (Catholic Center Party), especially in the 1920's.

-On the whole the Jews…

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