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%T 'I am not a German Jew. I am a Jew with a German passport': German-Jewish identification among Jewish Germans and Jewish German Israelis
%A Hochman, Oshrat
%A Heilbrunn, Sibylle
%J Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
%N 1
%P 104-123
%V 25
%D 2016
%K Ethnic and national identity; identification; acculturation; Israel; Germany
%@ 1547-3384
%> https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-58988-0
%X The aim of this study is to explore the way German-Jews negotiate their
German and Jewish cultural self-identifications. Given that Jewish and
German identities represent both ethnic and national identities, we conceptualize
their construction and reconstruction referring to theories of national
identity. To describe the outcomes of the negotiation processes observed, we
recruit Berry’s acculturation theory. This theory provides a valuable framework
to conceptualize the integration of two cultural self- identifications.
The German-Jewish-Israeli setting is particularly interesting due to the
complex relations between the three social groups emerging in the aftermath
of the Holocaust. To explore the participants’ German, Jewish and Israeli selfidentifications
and the role of the Holocaust in their construction and reconstruction,
we conducted 18 in-depth interviews. Findings imply that the
Holocaust plays a role in the construction of an integrated German-Jewish
identification. Yet, the Holocaust and its consequences notwithstanding, an
integrated German-Jewish self-identification is possible.
%G en
%9 Zeitschriftenartikel
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info