Cover Osteuropa 9-11/2019

In Osteuropa 9-11/2019

Resistant pragmatism
Young Russian-speaking Jews in Germany

Karen Körber

Deutsche Fassung


Since the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Jews have come to live in Germany. Those who were children at that time have now grown up and have successfully integrated. From a socio-economic perspective, they are more successful than their parents’ generation. They have German citizenship and recognise the political order of the Federal Republic of Germany. However, they do not feel entirely German. This is due in part to their experiences. As migrants, they have been repeatedly exposed to exclusion, discrimination and anti-Semitism. External ascription and self-identification form a dynamic relationship and influence their position in society.

(Osteuropa 9-11/2019, pp. 83–90)