David Bankier

David Bankier was a professor of Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem. (2000-2010)

Publications by David Bankier

The Jews in Plans for Post-War Germany

Many of the Anti-Nazi political exiles who prepared plans for postwar Germany believed that it would not be easy to remove the Nazi anti-Semitic laws. While the postwar projects of socialists included the full restoration of citizenship to all German Jews, the planning of other exiles was based on prevalent stereotypes of Jewish “otherness” and
rejected the return of Jews to Germany. They basically approved, on pragmatic grounds, legal discriminatory measures against the Jews, and articulated them in schemes which were similar to those drawn up by the German conservative opposition in the Third Reich. In the postwar plans of both of them?the exiles and the conservative opposition? The Jews were considered a foreign body which should not be reintegrated in a future German society, but given a territory beyond the borders. Read More »

The Jews in Plans for Postwar Germany

Many of the Anti-Nazi political exiles who prepared plans for postwar Germany believed that it would not be easy to remove the Nazi anti-Semitic laws. While the postwar projects of socialists included the full restoration of citizenship to all German Jews, the planning of other exiles was based on prevalent stereotypes of Jewish "otherness" and rejected the return of Jews to Germany. Read More »