Title

Review of Jay Howard Geller, The Scholems: A Story of the German-Jewish Bourgeoisie from Emancipation to Destruction

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

4-8-2021

Department 1

German

Department 2

Judaic Studies

Abstract

Memorable protagonists make a story, and the Scholem family members lend their impressive personalities to this engaging tale by Jay Howard Geller. Indeed, the Scholem family as portrayed here calls to mind the merchant family in Thomas Mann's epic novel, Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (1901). The Scholems were printshop owners in Berlin for three generations; this is the story of their origins, upward climb, influence, emigration, and decline. Geller focuses on the biographies and choices of two generations, each with four Scholem brothers. [excerpt]

DOI

10.1017/S000893892100039X

Version

Post Print

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