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Gallas, Elisabeth

Overview
Works: 14 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 1,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Claims 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, htt, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: D804.3, 305.8924009045
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Most widely held works by Elisabeth Gallas
A mortuary of books : the rescue of Jewish culture after the Holocaust by Elisabeth Gallas( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in German and English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'A Mortuary of Books' explores Jewish culture after the World War II."--
Contested heritage : Jewish cultural property after 1945 by Caroline Jessen( )

14 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of the Nazi regime's policies, European Jewish cultural property was dispersed, dislocated, and destroyed. Books, manuscripts, and artworks were either taken by their fleeing owners and were transferred to different places worldwide, or they fell prey to systematic looting and destruction under German occupation. The volume illuminates the political and cultural implications of this displaced property by presenting essays with newly discovered archival material and illustrations"
Ein Paradigma der Moderne jüdische Geschichte in Schlüsselbegriffen : Festschrift für Dan Diner zum 70. Geburtstag by Mohammed Ahmed( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collected volume brings together research based case-studies using an integrated perspective on Jewish and general history in modernity. Like a kaleidoscope, whose reflections are changing due to influences from inside and outside, constantly newly constituted, the volume focuses formative episodes and ideas of thought of the history of Jewish-diasporic existence in modernity. With new perspectives on intellectual history, on politics, literature, migration and translation the volume introduces to key terms of modern Jewish history and draws a multifaceted picture of an integrated Jewish history. Instead of a particular view on topics of Jewish history, the authors use transnational and interdisciplinary approaches and embed the history of Jewish communities in the social and cultural context of the surrounding societies. Thus, the band delivers in addition to new research in Jewish studies also insights into the general history of Europe, the United States and the Middle East. It will be published on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Dan Diner in May 2016.; Die Beiträge spiegeln die universelle Bedeutung der jüdisch-diasporischen Geschichtserfahrung in der Moderne. Mit neuen Perspektiven zur Ideen- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, zu Politik, Literatur und Migration entwerfen sie ein vielfältiges Bild einer integrierten jüdischen Geschichtsschreibung. Die Autorinnen und Autoren nutzen dabei interdisziplinäre und transnationale Zugänge und betten die Geschichte der Judenheiten in den historischen Kontext ihrer Mehrheitsgesellschaften ein. Der Band liefert so neue Forschungsergebnisse, die Erkenntnisse für die jüdischen Studien ebenso wie die allgemeine Geschichte Europas, Amerikas und des Nahen Ostens bereithalten
Dinge des Exils( )

1 edition published in 2022 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unser Mut - Juden in Europa 1945-48( )

2 editions published in 2020 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Band präsentiert die Vielfalt der jüdischen Erfahrungen in der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszeit erstmals aus einer gesamteuropäischen, transnationalen Perspektive. Die elf Essays und zahlreichen Abbildungen zeigen, dass jüdische Überlebende und Flüchtlinge keine apathische Gruppe von Opfern waren, sondern ihr Schicksal nach dem Zivilisationsbruch aktiv in die Hand nahmen: Sie suchten überlebende Verwandte, organisierten ihre Ausreise, versuchten trotz katastrophaler Zustände soziale Netzwerke und jüdische Gemeinden wiederaufzubauen und bemühten sich um Gerechtigkeit und Wiedergutmachung sowie um die Dokumentation der nationalsozialistischen Verbrechen. Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise und dem Zunehmen nationalistischer Politik in Europa fokussiert der Band auf die unmittelbare Nachkriegszeit als Geburtsstunde der europäischen Idee und zeigt, wie sich eben diese Idee in den Biographien überlebender Jüdinnen und Juden abzeichnet. Eine Überblick mit historischen Essays, Städte- und Personenporträts sowie Nahaufnahmen zum geretteten materiellen Erbe.Zur englischen Ausgabe
Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook XV/2016( )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mortuary of Books : The Rescue of Jewish Culture after the Holocaust by Elisabeth Gallas( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astonishing story of the efforts of scholars and activists to rescue Jewish cultural treasures after the HolocaustIn March 1946 the American Military Government for Germany established the Offenbach Archival Depot near Frankfurt to store, identify, and restore the huge quantities of Nazi-looted books, archival material, and ritual objects that Army members had found hidden in German caches. These items bore testimony to the cultural genocide that accompanied the Nazis' systematic acts of mass murder. The depot built a short-lived lieu de memoire--a "mortuary of books," as the later renowned historian Lucy Dawidowicz called it--with over three million books of Jewish origin coming from nineteen different European countries awaiting restitution. A Mortuary of Books tells the miraculous story of the many Jewish organizations and individuals who, after the war, sought to recover this looted cultural property and return the millions of treasured objects to their rightful owners. Some of the most outstanding Jewish intellectuals of the twentieth century, including Dawidowicz, Hannah Arendt, Salo W. Baron, and Gershom Scholem, were involved in this herculean effort. This led to the creation of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Inc., an international body that acted as the Jewish trustee for heirless property in the American Zone and transferred hundreds of thousands of objects from the Depot to the new centers of Jewish life after the Holocaust. The commitment of these individuals to the restitution of cultural property revealed the importance of cultural objects as symbols of the enduring legacy of those who could not be saved. It also fostered Jewish culture and scholarly life in the postwar world
Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts by Yfaat Weiss( )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinge des Exils( )

1 edition published in 2022 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Paradigma der Moderne : jüdische Geschichte in Schlüsselbegriffen : Festschrift für Dan Diner zum 70. Geburtstag( )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von: Der Central Collecting Point in München : Kunstschutz, Restitution, Neubeginn by Elisabeth Gallas( )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign entanglements : transnational American Jewish studies by Shari Rabin( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of American Jewish studies has recently trained its focus on the transnational dimensions of its subject, reflecting in more sustained ways than before about the theories and methods of this approach. Yet, much of the insight to be gained from seeing American Jewry as constitutively entangled in many ways with other Jewries has not yet been realized. Transnational American Jewish studies are still in their infancy. This issue of PaRDeS presents current research on the multiple entanglements of American with Central European, especially German-speaking Jewries in the 19th and 20th centuries. The articles reflect the wide range of topics that can benefit from a transnational understanding of the American Jewish experience as shaped by its foreign entanglements
Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook XI (2012)( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To mark the centenary of Gustav Mahler's death, one thematic focus of the Yearbook deals with the life, work and legacy of this musician of Jewish extraction in the context of culture and social politics. Another thematic focus here is early research on the Holocaust, an area of inquiry whose image in recent years has fundamentally changed. These focal areas are expanded by papers dealing with questions of political history, legal history, cultural restitution and the critique of post-modern philosophy.The regular sections of the Yearbook feature articles on Günther Anders, Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Lea Goldberg, the language question in Simon Dubnow's thinking, and the participation of Jewish anarchists in the Munich Soviet Republic (Räterepublik) of 1919
Kulturelles Erbe und rechtliche Anerkennung die Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg by Elisabeth Gallas( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A mortuary of books : the rescue of Jewish culture after the Holocaust
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Contested heritage : Jewish cultural property after 1945Unser Mut - Juden in Europa 1945-48
Alternative Names
Elisabeth Gallas deutsche Kulturwissenschaftlerin und Historikerin

Elisabeth Gallas Duits onderzoekster

Elisabeth Gallas investigadora alemana

Elisabeth Gallas investigadora alemanya

Languages
German (30)

English (23)