In February 2014, various institutions joined forces to hold an International Conference on ‘German Jews in the Middle East in Modern Times'.1 From the end of the nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century, and particularly after the rise of the National Socialist regime, large numbers of Jews emigrated from Germany to different parts of the world. Though Jewish immigration from German-speaking lands to the United States, South America, and Mandatory Palestine has been widely researched, immigration to other areas, especially countries in the Middle (or Near) East region—extending from Asia Minor southwards and as far west as the Straits of Gibraltar—has been only sporadically studied and its impact on historical memory has been negligible. The purpose of the conference was to bring together various fields...

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