Rounding out the volume is a poem, an obituary for Ignatz Bubis
, an article on representations of Israeli religious extremism in German publications, and a useful bibliography of recent studies and sources focusing upon German-Jewish biographical and autobiographical writing.
This is so even though a number of Jewish leaders--such as Ignatz Bubis, Gunther Bernd Ginzel, and N.
They defamed two recent presidents of the Central Council of Jews in Germany: the grave of Heinz Galinski was bombed twice, and the name of Ignatz Bubis, along with the star of David, was painted on the side of a pig that was let loose in the center of Berlin.
Lord Janner, of Britain's Holocaust Educational Trust, confessed that he was "deeply disappointed" and denounced We Remember as an "unworthy document."  Ignatz Bubis
, chairman of Germany's Central Council of Jews, likewise condemned the document as "completely unsatisfactory."  Many Jewish commentators expressed frustration that the document as a whole was so nebulous, so equivocal, so partial, and so euphemistically formulated that it amounted to a lower-order sort of denial.
The recent death of Ignatz Bubis
has left another noticeable silence in the discourse between Germans and the approximately 100,000 Jews living in Germany.
Council president Ignatz Bubis
said he did not see the move to Berlin, former seat of the Nazis, as a ''new epoch'' in German-Jewish relations.
Rabbi Ignatz Bubis
, president of the Central committee of Jews in Germany, said the statement "showed progress" but was overall "a disappointment." Bubis said, "I have found that the Vatican is always reluctant on statements about World War II." In particular, he said, he was "incensed" by the assertion that Pope Pius XII had personally helped to save hundreds of thousands of Jews.
Such as it was, common ground appeared briefly on Sunday, May 7, when Bild am Sonntag, Germany's high-circulation, low-brow, weekend tabloid, ran a conversation between Ignatz Bubis
, Chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, and the by now unhappily notorious Alfred Dregger.
Then Federal President Richard von Weizsacker's only comment after seeing the film was 'ich kann, ich will jetzt nichts sagen.' The Minister President of Hesse, Hans Eichel, found the film 'beklemmend und schockierend', while Ignatz Bubis
, President of the Central Jewish Council in Germany, who himself had been interned in a concentration camp, maintained: 'genauso war es, selbst die Details stimmen, wie sie [the Jews, WN] in den Verstecken aufgestobert und erschossen wurden.
After the April firebombing of a synagogue in Lubeck, Ignatz Bubis
, the leader of Germany's largest Jewish organization, expressly laid the blame at the feet of the New Right parties for creating an atmosphere of resentment against Jews and foreign nationals in Germany.
It was in this mood that Austrian politician Jorg Haider recently praised the work programs of the Third Reich; that an East German Christian Democrat told Ignatz Bubis
, the chairman of Germany's Zentralratsvorsitzende der Juden in Deutschland, the central council of German Jews, that his country was Israel, not Germany; that a writer recently spoke on a talk show about a succession of German social politicians--Bismarck, Hitler, Adenauer.