The University of Wisconsin Press

German American Interest / Jewish Studies / History

German-Jewish Identities in America
Edited by Christof Mauch and Joseph Salmons

Constructing new lives in America

Changing political, social, and cultural circumstances have led German Jews in America to take on many different identities. These essays examine such varied topics as the relationship between German and Eastern European Jews in America, the development of the B'nai Brith, nineteenth-century Jewish community-building in Chicago, the role of German Jews in the building of modern American show business, and the correlation between date of emigration and language loss among Jews fleeing to America from Nazi Germany. Contributors include historians, theater and literature professors, a linguist, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

Christof Mauch is director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and author of several books, including American Intelligence and the German Resistance to Hitler. Joseph Salmons is professor of German at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Media & bookseller inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at or (608) 263-0734. (If you want to examine a book for possible course use, please see our Course Books page. If you want to examine a book for possible rights licensing, please see Rights & Permissions.)

The cover of German-Jewish Identities in America is in tones of red white and blue. The white area is a reproduction of an old newspaper.

November 2003

172 pp.   6 x 9
2 figures, 2 tables

Book icon
Cloth $14.95 s
ISBN 978-0-924119-07-1
Shopping cart ADD TO CART
  Review cart contents
Secure checkout


Home | Books | Journals | Events | Textbooks | Authors | Related | Search | Order | Contact

If you have trouble accessing any page in this web site, contact our Web manager.

Updated December 10, 2012

© 2012, The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System