Our seventh ‘Snapshot of German-Jewish History and Culture’ is now online. Please click here to view the full post: German-Jewish Aviators in WWI – A Search for Heimat above the Clouds

Cover featuring a photography of Staff Sergeant Fritz Beckhardt and his plane

This item presents Felix A. Theilhaber’s unique publication on German-Jewish aviators in WWI. His book Jüdische Flieger im Weltkrieg – Jewish Aviators in the Great War (1924) is a fascinating visual and textual source which passionately challenges anti-Semitic allegations spread in the early Weimar Republic against German-Jews who had served in the military during the Great War.

The ‘Snapshots’, which attempt to give you an insight into interesting items from our London institute’s collection of rare books and historical pamphlets and documents, and which illustrate many facets of the history and culture of Europe’s German speaking Jewry, are also available on our social media outlets such as:

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