Titelbild Osteuropa Migration, Identity, Politics/2020

Aus Special Issue

Resistant Pragmatism
Young, Russian-speaking Jews in Germany

Karen Körber


Since the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Jews have come to Germany. The children from then are now adults. Their integration has been achieved. They are more socio-economically successful than their parents’ generation. They have German citizenship and are committed to the Federal Republic’s political order. However, they don’t see themselves unreservedly as Germans. This derives from experience. As migrants, they have repeatedly encountered exclusion, discrimination and antisemitism. Ascription and self-identification are in a dynamic relationship and influence their position in society.

(Special Issue, S. 89–97)