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Female, Jewish, and Educated: The Lives of Central European University Women (Modern Jewish Experience)

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Female, Jewish, and Educated presents a collective biography of Jewish women who attended universities in Germany or Austria before the Nazi era. To what extent could middle-class Jewish women in the early decades of the 20th century combine family and careers? What impact did anti-Semitism and gender discrimination have in shaping their personal and professional choices? Harriet Freidenreich analyzes the lives of 460 Central European Jewish university women, focusing on their family backgrounds, university experiences, professional careers, and decisions about marriage and children. She evaluates the role of discrimination and anti-Semitism in shaping the careers of academics, physicians, and lawyers in the four decades preceding World War II and assesses the effects of Nazism, the Holocaust, and emigration on the lives of a younger cohort of women. The life stories of the women profiled reveal the courage, character, and resourcefulness with which they confronted challenges still faced by women today.

About the Author

Harriet Freidenreich is a native of Ottawa, Canada. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. As Professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia, she teaches a wide range of courses in women's history, Jewish history, and European history. She is the author of The Jews of Yugoslavia, Jewish Politics in Vienna, and various articles on Central European Jewish women in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Preface: Finding Our Mothers, Finding Ourselves

1. Emancipation through Higher Education

2. Dutiful Daughters, Rebels and Dreamers: Shaping the Jewish University Woman

3. University Years: Jewish Women and German Academia

4. Professional Quest and Career Options

5. The Marriage Plot: Career and/or Family?

6. Jews, Feminists and Socialists: Personal Identity and Political Involvement

7. Interrupted Lives: Persecution and Emigration

8. Reconstructing Lives and Careers

Epilogue: The Legacy

Glossary and Abbreviations

Tables

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253340993
Editor:
Hyman, Paula E.
Editor:
Moore, Deborah Dash
Editor:
Moore, Deborah Dash
Author:
Moore, Deborah Dash
Author:
Freidenreich, Harriet Pass
Author:
Hyman, Paula E.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Jews -- Germany.
Subject:
Jews -- Austria.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Eastern Europe; Education; Gender; History; History Jewish Studies; Jewish Studies; Twentieth Century or Later
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Jewish Experience
Series Volume:
046
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 bandw photos, 2 figures, 1 bibliog.,
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 x 1.03 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
Religion » Judaism » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

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