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AuthorWilder-Okladek, F. author
TitleThe Return Movement of Jews to Austria after the Second World War [electronic resource] : With special consideration of the return from Israรซl / by F. Wilder-Okladek
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1969
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Descript XIV, 130 p. online resource


The saga of Jewish flight, suffering and death has been investiยญ gated from different points of view, and various aspects of this sad chapter of Jewish history have been carefully studied. There is, however, one aspect which has had little attention from Jewish sociologists; perhaps because it is an anticlimax to heroism and monumental suffering; even more, because the whole group imbues a feeling of discomfort, an aftermath that should not have been, a chapter that had better not been written ... "Historically, this group has survived its own past; but humans do not experience their own life as history ... "1 This group is but a very small remnant: those who returned to the very "doomed soil" the very countries in which all the worst atrocities against European Judaism originated. Usually, they do not come back with an easy heart, they experience the anger and sadness of fellow-Jews who condemn them. They also feel their own guilt - yet they return ... How many of them there are is impossible to calculate. Not only were post-war records faulty; but Jewish organisations differed with others and in their own records in the definition of "return" so that all comparisons can be only on the level of careful estiยญ mates at best. Lastly, in common with other return groups, there is the unknown number who never registered with those organiยญ sations keeping any type of records (e.g. Jewish organisations)


I Background and Holocaust -- A. The Position of Jewish Return to Austria within the Framework of General Return -- B. Jewish Return to Austria within the Framework of the Jewish Post-war Situation -- C. Certain Sociological Aspects of Austrian Jewry -- D. The Movement of the Jewish Population during the Holocaust (1938โ{128}{147}1945) -- II The Return of the Jewish Population to Austria after the Second World War -- A. The three Groups of Jewish Population in Austria -- B. Some Aspects of Jewish Post-War Population -- C. The 2% Sample Survey of the Jewish Returnee Population in Vienna -- D. Six Case Studies -- III The Return of the Jewish Population from Israel -- A. Emigration and Re-emigration from Israel -- B. Austrian and German Immigration and Return -- C. The 5% Sample Survey -- D. General Comparison between the two Samples -- E. Tentative Conclusions -- Tables

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