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Palgrave Studies in Migration History

Photography, Migration and Identity

A German-Jewish-American Story

Authors: Umbach, Maiken, Sulzener, Scott

  • Takes an innovative, micro-historical approach to the experience of German Jewish migration to the United States following the National Socialist seizure of power
  • Analyses private photographs to explore how refugees imagined, asserted and redefined their identities
  • Argues that private photography was an eminently political practice, both used in Nazi propaganda and as a means of resisting the separation of Jewish and German identities
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About this book

Between the 1933 Nazi seizure of power and their 1941 prohibition on all Jewish emigration, around 90,000 German Jews moved to the United States. Using the texts and images from a personal archive, this Palgrave Pivot explores how these refugees made sense of that experience. For many German Jews, theirs was not just a story of flight and exile; it was also one chapter in a longer history of global movement, experienced less as an estrangement from Germanness, than a reiteration of the mobility central to it. Private photography allowed these families to position themselves in a context of fluctuating notions of Germaness, and resist the prescribed disentanglement of their Jewish and German identities. In opening a unique window onto refugees’ own sense of self as they moved across different geographical, political, and national environments, this book will appeal to readers interested in Jewish life and migration, visual culture, and the histories of National Socialism and the Holocaust.

About the authors

Maiken Umbach is Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has published widely on German regional identities and bourgeois culture, the nature of ideologies, and private life in Nazi Germany. She is currently directing a large research project on ‘Photography as Political Practice during National Socialism’.

 

Scott Sulzener is a PhD Candidate in Modern European History at the University of Iowa, USA. In addition to his research on German migrations, he has received fellowships for his work on the gender and social history of the German Empire. He is currently finishing his dissertation on the Imperial history of Protestant monasticism in the border regions of Schleswig-Holstein.  

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Picturing Global Threads

    Umbach, Maiken (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Jewish Identities and Photography

    Umbach, Maiken (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

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  • Jewish Photography and the Pictorial Culture of Nazi Germany

    Umbach, Maiken (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

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  • Picturing Emigration

    Umbach, Maiken (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

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  • Photography, Identity, and Longing in the United States

    Umbach, Maiken (et al.)

    Pages 77-91

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Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00784-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 58,84 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00783-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photography, Migration and Identity
Book Subtitle
A German-Jewish-American Story
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Migration History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00784-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00784-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00783-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 127
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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