To Terezín and Back Again: Czech Jews and their Bonds of Belonging from Deportations to the Postwar

  title={To Terez{\'i}n and Back Again: Czech Jews and their Bonds of Belonging from Deportations to the Postwar},
  author={Anna H{\'a}jkov{\'a}},
  journal={Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust},
  pages={38 - 55}
  • Anna Hájková
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • History
  • Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust
What was Jewish belonging in Central Europe, and how was it influenced by the Holocaust? This article examines the ways in which Czech Jews negotiated their bonds with Jewishness immediately before, during and after the Second World War. Building on a theoretical framework of affiliation developed by Rogers Brubaker and Frederick Cooper, the essay portrays the differentiation among the Czech Jews in the Terezín (Theresienstadt) ghetto. Much of the ideological differences between the groups of… 



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