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Submerged on the Surface
The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941–1945
Richard N. Lutjens Jr.
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from Knowledge Unlatched.
290 pages, 26 illustrations, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-455-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (September 2019)
Between 1941 and 1945, thousands of German Jews, in fear for their lives, made the choice to flee their impending deportations and live submerged in the shadows of the Nazi capital. Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence and interviews with survivors, this book reconstructs the daily lives of Jews who stayed in Berlin during the war years. Contrary to the received wisdom that “hidden” Jews stayed in attics and cellars and had minimal contact with the outside world, Richard N. Lutjens, Jr. reveals a cohort of remarkable individuals who were constantly on the move and actively fought to ensure their own survival.
Richard N. Lutjens, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of History at Texas Tech University. He received his doctorate in 2012 in modern European history from Northwestern University, where he specialized in the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Subject: Jewish Studies Genocide Studies WWII History
Submerged on the Surface by Richard N. Lutjens Jr. is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.
OA ISBN: 978-1-78533-474-0
List of Figures and Tables
On the Use of Names and Terms
Chapter 1. Submerging
Chapter 2. Surviving
Chapter 3. Living
Chapter 4. Resurfacing
Appendix: The Demographics of Submerging in Nazi Berlin
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