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Marguerite Bertheau

Zuwanderung als Wiedergutmachung? Die politische Aushandlung der sowjetisch-jüdischen Zuwanderung und ihre praktische Umsetzung

Marguerite Bertheau is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Jewish History and Culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. She holds a MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge.

Her PhD Project examines the immigration of so-called Jewish quota refugees, who mainly immigrated to Germany between 1990 and 2005. It examines in detail the political debates surrounding the introduction of this immigration route, the negotiations on the specific procedure and its implementation, both on a practical and legal level. The central question will be the aim of this policy and the associated expectations placed on the immigrants. In the contexts of Jewish life in Germany on the one hand and the question of a new immigration policy on the other, it will be elaborated which ideas and principles were decisive for the development of this immigration policy.