Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Osteuropa 8-10/2008

Culture in Transit
East European Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany

Tamar Lewinsky

Deutsche Fassung


After the Holocaust, East European Jewish culture lived on in Germany, of all places, well into the 1950s. Thousands of Jews from Eastern Europe had fled to the U.S. zone of occupation. The “displaced persons” of Jewish origin founded newspapers, created a rich literature, staged Jewish plays, performed music, and built a Zionist oriented school system. They picked up on East European Jewish traditions, but also worked on new topics and embraced new forms of artistic expression.

(Osteuropa 8-10/2008, pp. 265–278)