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Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955$
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Seán Hand and Steven T. Katz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479835041

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479835041.001.0001

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André Neher

André Neher

A Post-Shoah Prophetic Vocation

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Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955

Edward K. Kaplan

NYU Press

This chapter traces the inception of André Neher’s significant role in the renewal of French Jewish intellectual and spiritual life after the Shoah. In his 1947 doctoral thesis on the prophet Amos and subsequent works such as the 1956 Moses and the Vocation of the Jewish People, Neher sought to generate a vigorously activist response to the Holocaust and to questions of historical continuity for French-language Jews. As part of this mission, Neher promoted the revival of a traditional Judaism through such initiatives as the foundation in 1946 of the Jewish École des cadres Gilbert Bloch at Orsay by Robert Gamzon, Jacob Gordin, and Léon Ashkenazi. Later, Neher also became a key founding member of the annual Colloquium of French-Language Jewish Intellectuals, inaugurated in 1957.

Keywords:   André Neher, Jewish intellectual activism, French-language Jews, Judaism

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