A Family Remembers: German-Jewish Life from 1848 to 1926 by Julius Brodnitz,Hedwig Brodnitz,Michael Brodnitz

By Julius Brodnitz,Hedwig Brodnitz,Michael Brodnitz

A kinfolk recollects is a set of thoughts from a German-Jewish relations throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. 3 own narratives relate the daily actions of lifestyles in tales approximately enterprise, schooling, overall healthiness, kin duties, and extra, and exhibit higher philosophies and tensions within the family members and their world.

Julius Brodnitz was once a pace-setter in Germany’s Jewish group of the Twenties and Thirties. His thoughts of his formative years and younger maturity convey a speedily altering international, whilst Jewish households have been allowed to go into extra freely into German lifestyles. With a mix of dry humor and earnestness, Julius files how his youth, schooling, and paintings formed him. This assortment additionally features a speech Julius made in 1930 in regards to the hazards of Nazism in addition to notes approximately how Hitler’s first yr in energy affected Julius’ circle.

Julius’ spouse Hedwig and Hedwig’s mom Julie wrote their very own memoirs, sharing with us their perspectives of women’s lives in the course of those instances. either girls aspect the fun and heartaches of relations existence and the way the urge to drag clear of traditions of prior generations affected them. mom and daughter current attention-grabbing generational bookend perspectives of independence, marriage, and childrearing.

 

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