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Resolving a Tension
University of Dayton Quarterly
  • Kenneth Yale Rosenzweig, University of Dayton
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I went to Augsburg, Germany, this summer for an accounting research project and for a broader purpose — to get to know contemporary Germans and to learn how they think, especially about the Jewish people. I have always felt a tension between my feelings about Germany and those about being Jewish. In high school and college in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as I studied the German language, I developed a great respect for German culture. Yet, brought up with an extensive Jewish education, I understand how many American Jews visiting Europe resist even traveling to Germany, feeling such visits show disrespect for those murdered in the Holocaust. So I went to Augsburg to resolve the conflict between two fundamental influences on my life.
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Kenneth Yale Rosenzweig. "Resolving a Tension" University of Dayton Quarterly Vol. 5 Iss. 2 (1995)
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