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dc.contributor.authorCronin, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-25T09:36:11Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-02en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-05-03T13:25:06.442Z
dc.identifier.issn1750-4902en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12507
dc.descriptionpeerreview_statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope. aims_and_scope_url: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rhos20
dc.descriptionpeerreview_statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope. aims_and_scope_url: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rhos20en_US
dc.description.abstract© 2016, © 2016 Taylor & Francis. In summer 1987, the remains of Frankfurt’s medieval Jewish ghetto were unearthed by construction workers excavating a car park to make way for a new municipal building. When no effort was made by the city authorities or by Frankfurt’s Jewish community to stop the building work, an action group called Rettet den Börneplatz (‘Save Börneplatz’) occupied the site. This article will investigate, firstly, why Frankfurt’s Jewish community failed to do anything to prevent the building work going ahead. Secondly, it will analyse the debates surrounding the excavation which were concerned with whether the Holocaust changed the meaning of this medieval ghetto. The questions raised in these debates included: Is it appropriate to characterize a pre-modern Jewish quarter as a ‘ghetto’ in light of the Jewish ghettos of the early 1940s? Is there any connection between these two types of ghetto? Does drawing a connection relativize the singularity of the Holocaust? How should we view the oppression of Jews in pre-modern periods in light of the Nazi persecution? Finally, this article will look at why young Frankfurt Jews, in particular, wanted to preserve the ghetto remains.en_US
dc.format.extent172 - 184en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHolocaust Studiesen_US
dc.titleControversies surrounding the excavation at Börneplatz, Frankfurt am Main, 1987en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2016 Routledge
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17504902.2016.1148873en_US
pubs.issue2-3en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume22en_US


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