Program Details

From Survivors to DPs: Jews in Post-War Germany (1945-1948)

Anette Isaacs
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Course Description

It is a little-known fact that right after World War II, over 200,000 Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors found temporary asylum in Germany, of all places. The occupying forces created the so-called DP Camps for these Displaced Persons and helped them to prepare for a future life in the United States and Israel. For example, training Kibbutzim were created on German territory. Participants will gain fascinating insights into Jewish life in immediate Post-War Germany.

About the Instructor

  • Anette Isaacs, M.A. born and raised in Germany, received her academic education at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Free University in Berlin and earned master's degrees in history, political science and American studies. She lectures extensively on more than 40 different topics pertaining to her home country's history, culture, politics, and society, and currently serves as the Arts and Culture Director of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches.