This book describes the assimilation and acculturation of a small minority who immigrated to the United States in the nineteenth century and again in the twentieth century. Gerhard Falk focuses on refugees who fled from Nazi tyranny in the 1930s, immigrated to America, and succeeded despite immense obstacles. This book includes a review of the most prominent academics that made major contributions to science, medicine, art, and literature in America. The German Jews in America demonstrates that America is still the land of opportunity for everyone who makes an effort, no matter what their religion, ethnicity, or race. In addition, this book is a key to understanding immigration and the role of community in providing the support needed in becoming an American.
Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1 - Prologue Chapter 2 - The Germans Re-Invent Judaism Chapter 3 - The Persecution of the German Jews, 1933-1941 Chapter 4 - The Refugees Come to America Chapter 5 - Scientists, Professors and Academics Chapter 6 - From Immigrant to Marginal Man Chapter 7 - Assimilation, Acculturation and the Immigrant Bibliography Index