Tim Grady is reader in modern history, University of Chester, and author of The German Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory. He lives in Merseyside, UK.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE The first book to explore the active participation of Jews in Germany during WWI. . . A grimly ironic history. -Military History Monthly With a deft pen, Grady weaves vast erudition into an engaging narrative of German Jews and the First World War. He compellingly argues that the Great War brought to a head the simultaneous inclusion and marginalization that characterized the history of German Jewry and its tragic end. -Paul Mendes-Flohr, author of German Jews A superb book. Grady brilliantly describes the diversity of Jewish experience, the dilemmas with which they were faced and the delusions to which many succumbed. Above all, it underlines what a disastrous turning point the First World War ultimately was for Germany's Jews. -Neil Gregor, author of Haunted City: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past This powerful new book brings to life the diversity and range of German-Jewish experiences of the First World War. Grady is particularly good at identifying the connections between Jews and other Germans, and the inter-twined nature of their responses to the war's many personal and political challenges. -Matthew Stibbe, author of Germany, 1914-1933 Seen from the other side of World War Two, Jewish support for the German national cause in World War One appears troubling and naive. In an account that will unsettle deterministic perspectives on the Holocaust, Tim Grady restores the logic and integrity of Jewish identification with the politics of German imperialism. A valuable and lively book. -Deborah Hertz, author of How Jews Became Germans