These studies encompass a variety of topics and periods, from the beginning of the Jewish settlement in the Dutch Republic through the Shoah and its aftermath. They include examinations of the Sephardi Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Jews in the periods of Emancipation and Enlightenment, social and cultural encounters between Jews and Non-Jews throughout the ages, the image of the Jew in Dutch literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the churches attitude towards Jews. Also highlighted are the Second World War and its consequences, Dutch Jews in Israel and Israelis in the contemporary Netherlands.
A propos de l'auteur:
Chaya Brasz is director of the Center for Research on Dutch Jewry. She wrote extensively on the history of Dutch Jewry, including De Kille van Kuilenburg (Culemborg, 1984), Removing the Yellow Badge (Jerusalem, 1995) and a chapter in the Geschiedenis van de Joden in Nederland (ed. J.C.H. Blom et al, Amsterdam, 1995). Yosef Kaplan is the Bernard Cherrick Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Head of the Center for Research on Dutch Jewry. He has published extensively on the history of the Marranos and the Western Sephardi diaspora, including From Christianity to Judaism (Oxford, 1989), The Western Sephardi Diaspora (Tel Aviv, 1994) and Les Nouveux juifs d'Amsterdam (Paris, 1998).
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