From Berlin to Berkeley: German-Jewish Identities

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Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1990 - Social Science - 314 pages
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From Berlin to Berkeley is an intellectual portrait of one of America's leading social scientists, Reinhard Bendix, and his father, Ludwig Bendix. It is a story of cultural identity and assimilation, of survivors from a course of events that destroyed millions of lives. Reinhard Bendix offers a profound and moving account of his father's life as a lawyer and critic of the German judicial system, his break with Judaism and identification with German culture, and his emigration to Palestine during Hitler's regime. Bendix then examines the relationship with his father and details his youth in Germany, his emigration to America, and his early career as a scholar.

 

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Contents

Early Struggles 18771902
15
The German Legal Profession
37
A Critic of Official Impartiality 19141918
45
The Family Setting 19101916
59
A Partisan of Nonpartisanship 19181919
73
Embattled Judges 19181923
87
Critic and Mediator 19241932
99
A Career Destroyed 19321935
113
Concentration Camp Again 19351937
161
While Father Was Imprisoned
175
Emigration Immigration 19371938
187
Beginning a Career in America 19381946
211
First Years at the University of California 19471951
229
My Parents Ten Years in Palestine 19371947
241
17 My Parents Immigration 19471952
259
What to Study and Why A Final Dialogue
277

Early Memories
133
The Crisis Years 19331934
145
Epilogue
287
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