By Steven M. Lowenstein
The 20,000 German Jews who fled Hitler's Germany and settled in Washington Heights have been strange in lots of methods. They preserved their Jewish id whereas fostering a tradition that was once nonetheless seriously German-a tricky mix in gentle in their origins.
In his examine of this immigrant workforce, Steven Lowenstein strives for extra chronicle in their associations and leaders. He analyzes either the social constitution of the neighborhood and the people tradition of the immigrants. He offers with such concerns because the formal nature of German Jewish cultural type, the relationships among the generations, and intergroup kinfolk. utilizing organizational announcements, surveys, interviews, and private observations and anecdotes, Lowenstein paints an image of a distinct way of life now within the strategy of merging into American Jewry and disappearing.