Problems and Programs in Central Europe

By Max Kreuzberger

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, September 1935

The author discusses occupational retraining efforts undertaken by Jewish organizations in Germany. Before 1933, he explains, retraining was undertaken in order to convince non-Jews that Jews were capable of agriculture and other manual labor. Following the implementation of racist (Nazi) policies in 1933, which caused many Jewish professionals to become unemployed, these retraining efforts became practical necessities. These programs have been successful at training young German Jews in new trades, the author reports, but it is likely that many Jews will no longer be able to make a living in Germany. Many Jews are considering emigration, he reports. Writing in 1935, the author calls the time in which he writes "the most critical phase of [German Jewish] history.

Topic: Antisemitism, Professional Development, Workplace, Vocational Service, Shoah, Prejudice, Employment, Training, Discrimination, Professions, Holocaust, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Bluhm, Solomon

Volume/Issue: Vol.12/no.1

Page Number(s): 33-38

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Germany

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kreuzberger, Max. Problems and Programs in Central Europe. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. September 1935: 33-38.


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