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  • Author:
    Steven M. Lowenstein
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    0814323855
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    978-0814323854
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    Wayne State University Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 1989)
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    352 pages
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Frankfurt on the Hudson aka The Fourth Reich was at one time the epicenter of German/Jewish community

Frankfurt on the Hudson aka The Fourth Reich was at one time the epicenter of German/Jewish community. It never garnered the recognition of Yorkville, which was more a GERMAN and not JEWISH nabe, but without question Washington Heights is where German Jews moved before and during WW2. Author Lowenstein grew up in this area during it's German/Jewish time.

Frankfurt on the Hudson: The German-Jewish Community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, Its structure and Culture is a scholarly book by Steven M. Lowenstein, P. about Jewish immigrants from Germany who settled in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Frankfurt on the Hudson book. Beginning in the late 1970s Steven Lowenstein served as Isadore Levine Professor of Jewish History at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Steven M. Lowenstein. He analyzes both the social structure of the community and the folk culture of the immigrants. The 20,000 German Jews who fled Hitler's Germany and settled in Washington Heights were unusual in many ways. They preserved their Jewish identity while fostering a culture that was still heavily German-a difficult combination in light of their origins. In his study of this immigrant group, Steven Lowenstein strives for more that a chronicle of their institutions and leaders. He analyzes both the social structure of the community and the folk culture of the immigrants

They preserved their Jewish identity while fostering a culture that was still .

They preserved their Jewish identity while fostering a culture that was still heavily German-a difficult combination in light of their origins. Steven M. Lowenstein is the Isadore Levine professor of Jewish history at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. from Princeton University and is the author of Two Sources of Jewish Tradition: The Official Religion and the Popular Religion.

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Lowenstein, Steven . 1945. Wayne State University Press. Download PDF book format. Geographic Name: Washington Heights (New York, . Genre/Form: Electronic books. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Frankfurt on the Hudson : the German-Jewish community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, its structure and culture Steven M. Book's title: Frankfurt on the Hudson : the German-Jewish community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, its structure and culture Steven M. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9780814337516.

The 20,000 German Jews who fled Hitler's Germany and settled in Washington Heights were unusual in many ways.

The 20,000 German Jews who fled Hitler's Germany and settled in Washington Heights were unusual in many ways. They preserved their Jewish identity while fostering a culture that was still heavily German-a difficult combination in light of their origins.In his study of this immigrant group, Steven Lowenstein strives for more that a chronicle of their institutions and leaders. He analyzes both the social structure of the community and the folk culture of the immigrants. He deals with such issues as the formal nature of German Jewish cultural style, the relationships between the generations, and intergroup relations. Using organizational bulletins, surveys, interviews, and personal observations and anecdotes, Lowenstein paints a picture of a unique lifestyle now in the process of merging into American Jewry and disappearing.


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fascinating and very thorough study
caif
Interesting book, especially if you grew up there.
Umge
If you'r curious about or grew up in Washington Heights NYC from the 1920's 1970's You'll really like the book. Great historical info. A Must for your book shelf.
Saithi
Any 2G of German Jewish descent who grew up in the "Heights" would do well to read this well researched comprehensive analysis.
Just_paw
This book will most likely appeal to NYC history buffs, more specifically, to those who are interested or who grew up in( myself ) Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood. Frankfurt on the Hudson aka The Fourth Reich was at one time the epicenter of German/Jewish community. It never garnered the recognition of Yorkville, which was more a GERMAN and not JEWISH nabe, but without question Washington Heights is where German Jews moved before and during WW2. Author Lowenstein grew up in this area during it's German/Jewish time. Today, as with most NYC neighborhoods, German Jews are not the majority, that distinction would go to Dominicans. since the early 80's The Heights has been "Quisqueya on the Hudson" rather thatn Frankfurt. Being 28 i can remember back to the time when it was still predominantly German/Jewish...so the book is a trip down memeory lane for myself. the book is a very well researched book and it deserves to be back in print. i was lucky enough to come across the LAST COPY last year on amazon, but I notice it is sometimes unavailable, and sometimes goes for upwards of $30. So if the oppurtunity arises, get this! Many NYC nabes are famous for their ethnic foundings such as the Eastern Europeans of the Lower East Side or Puerto Ricans in Spanish Harlem. Not much is known about pre-dominican Washington Heights. Today Broadway above 155th St is almost entirely hispanic, so it is fascinating to think of the area in the 30's and 40's as an entirely Jewish area. White flight and crime relocated most of the then elderly Jews up towards the "nicer" Hudson Heights, the highest natural point on the Island, which retains still to this day an old world German/Jewish flavor. most of the German?Jews are either dead or elderly, but their prigeny still holds down it's part in this beautiful neighborhood, which i proudly call my home. My grandfather came from Austria during WW2 and put down roots here. The ethnicity may have changed, sheesh where has it NOT changed in NYC...but the neighborhood known as Hudson Heights has a rich and underlooked history which is why i love this book so much. The only time tourists really venture this far uptown is to visit the Cloisters or Ft Tryon Park. In recent years, skyrocketing rents have moved quite a few people up here. it's a shame if people move here and not realize the history associated with the area. Great book about a great neighborhood and a practically extinct group of people.
Velellan
I grew up in the neighborhood chronicled in this study and thus read with much interest about its history. I longed only for more photographs, and those better printed.