Definition of Judenrat in English:


Syllabification: Ju·den·rat
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞odnˌrät

noun (plural Judenrate /-ˌrätə/)

  • A council representing a Jewish community, especially in German-occupied territory during World War II.
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    • The ghettos throughout the Reich territory were administered by a Judenrat, which acted as a steady source of informants and active collaborators for the Nazi authorities.
    • This is just a quick moment in the book, but I'm blogging it because it reminds me to mention the excellent book on the Judenrat by my grandfather, Leonard Tushnet.
    • In each ghetto the Germans set up a Jewish council, called the Judenrat.


German, 'Jewish council'.

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