Dr. Françoise S. Ouzan, a former Associate Professor at the University of Reims and currently a Senior Research Associate at the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center of Tel Aviv University, has published several books on the aftermath of the Holocaust and on American Jewry.
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, a former Chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, has published twenty books on politics, Jewish public affairs and environmental issues.
With the increasing interest of post-Holocaust developments, this book will appeal to Holocaust scholars, other academics, libraries and students and others specialists, but also to educated laymen.
Table of contents
Introduction - Diverging groups of Jewish Displaced Persons Manfred Gerstenfeld and Françoise S. Ouzan
PART ONE: THE PLIGHT OF THE UPROOTED: SOCIAL AND LEGAL RESPONSES
Reflections on the Multinational Geography of Jews after World War II Sergio DellaPergola
The Law of Return: A National Solution to an International Issue, 1945–1967 Jacques Amar
Healthcare Services for Holocaust Survivors in Post-war Austria, 1945–1953: A Pattern of Jewish Solidarity Ada Schein
PART TWO: POST-WAR JEWISH MIGRATION AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Dilemmas of Minority Politics: Jewish Migrants in Post-war Czechoslovakia and Poland Kateřina Čapková
The Post-war Czech-Jewish Leadership and the Issue of Jewish Emigration from Czechoslovakia (1945–1950) Ján Laniček
PART THREE: POST-WAR RECONSTITUTION OF JEWISH COMMUNAL LIFE AND DYNAMICS OF IDENTITIES
Life during the Camps and After: Displacement and Rehabilitation of the Young Survivors Izio Rosenman
American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors’ Return to Jewish Communal Life (1945–1952) Françoise S. Ouzan
A Forgotten Post-war Jewish Migration: East European Jewish Refugees and Immigrants in France, 1946–1947 David Weinberg
The Post-war Renewal of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands Manfred Gerstenfeld
PART FOUR: EMIGRATING TO ISRAEL FROM EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Reasons for Emigration of the Jews from Poland in 1956–1959 Ewa Węgrzyn
Memories of a Forgotten People: A Conflict of Expectations Shmuel Trigano
The Reasons for the Departure of the Jews from Morocco 1956–1957: The Historiographical Problems Yigal Bin-Nun
Not Just a Language Barrier: Israel’s Media and Communication with New Immigrants in the 1950s Rafi Mann