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Conclusion

  • Joseph CroninEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Migration History book series (PSMH)

Abstract

Reflecting on the key findings of the foregoing chapters, the author considers how the situation has changed for Jews living in Germany since the immigration of Russian-speaking Jews was officially ended in 2005. He identifies, on the one hand, considerable pessimism amongst some long-established Jewish commentators about whether the migration has truly revitalized Jewish communities, but on the other hand, a guarded optimism expressed mainly, but not solely, by Russian-speaking Jews about the potential for building a new kind of Jewish life in Germany, one that does not conform to the (traditional) expectations of long-established Jewish leaders and German politicians. Ultimately, though, this is a history that is still being played out.

Keywords

Jewish identity Jewish life in Germany Assimilation Jewish Germans German Jewry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

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