Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France

Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France : Rebuilding Family and Nation

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At the end of World War II, French Jews faced a devastating demographic reality: thousands of orphaned children, large numbers of single-parent households, and families in emotional and financial distress. Daniella Doron suggests that after years of occupation and collaboration, French Jews and non-Jews held contrary opinions about the future of the nation and the institution of the family. At the center of the disagreement was what was to become of the children. Doron traces emerging notions about the postwar family and its role in strengthening Jewish ethnicity and French republicanism in the shadow of Vichy and the Holocaust.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253017467
  • 9780253017468

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"Daniella Doron's focus on children allows her to see things that prior scholars have missed, particularly the 'Frenchness' of the story as well as the concerted effort of French Jewish leaders to influence their own destiny in the period after WWII. Deftly argued and an engaging read." Maud Mandel, author of Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict"show more

About Daniella Doron

Daniella Doron is Lecturer in Jewish history at Monash University where she teaches courses on modern Jewish history, the Holocaust, and the history of the family.show more