When the Communist Empire began to dissolve in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a great Soviet Jewish Exodus brought approximately one million Jews to Israel, 350,000 to North America and — surprisingly — 230,000 to reunified Germany, the country of Goethe and Bach, but also of Hitler and Goebbels.
This presentation by Olaf Glockner, senior researcher at the Moses Mendelssohn Centre for European-Jewish Studies in Potsdam, will show the similarities and differences in the integration of those immigrants in Israel and Germany, their expectations, successes and disappointments. He will also describe some impacts on the respective host societies.
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