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Evolution of German-Jewish Intermarriage Laws and Practices in Germany to 1900

Title: The Evolution of German-Jewish Intermarriage Laws and Practices in Germany to 1900.
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Name(s): Griffin, Christopher W., author
Stoltzfus, Nathan, professor directing thesis
Creswell, Michael, committee member
Sinke, Suzanne, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In 1875, citizens throughout the recently formed German nation were for the first time allowed to intermarry without conversion. Over the course of the next fifty years, German Jews marriages to German non-Jews increased to such a level that German-Jewish intermarriage became one of the central issues in German-Jewish relations. This thesis places intermarriage within the larger frameworks of German-Jewish relations and German-Jewish history. It develops a new interpretation of the evolution and legalization of intermarriage. The legalization of intermarriage took place within the framework of the kulturkampf and civil marriage debates of the early 1870s. Though intermarriage between German Jews and German non-Jews would become far more frequent after the turn of the century, intermarriage during the late nineteenth century had far more important political, religious, and social implications than mere numbers would suggest.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3962 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: April 27, 2005.
Keywords: Law of Personal Status, Kulturkampf
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Nathan Stoltzfus, Professor Directing Thesis; Michael Creswell, Committee Member; Suzanne Sinke, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3962
Owner Institution: FSU

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Griffin, C. W. (2005). The Evolution of German-Jewish Intermarriage Laws and Practices in Germany to 1900. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3962