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Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946

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As persecution, war, and deportation savaged their communities, Jews tried to flee Nazi Europe through both legal and clandestine routes. In this riveting tale of Jewish refugees during and after the Nazi era, Debórah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt thread together official papers and personal accounts to weave the history of refugees’ lives into the history of the Holocaust ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 13th 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published April 13th 2009)
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Perspective I hadn't looked at before. Some things I learned: escapees were mostly children and young adults, most countries limited entry to refugees before, during and after the war, the germans didn't start their mass murders until they invaded the USSR - before that they hoped to push Jews out of their territory but once they'd taken over the USSR's part of Poland and large parts of the USSR they had millions more Jews and no where else to expel them to.
Very informative. A good explication of the obstacles everyone put in place to prevent Jews from emigrating, as well as descriptions of the people and committees all over the world trying to rescue Jews from the Reich. Full of information I haven't found elsewhere.
Jan 16, 2009 Heather marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Why didn't more Jews flee? This is a history book that describes the challneges faced by German Jewish refugees and the climate at the time.
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Aug 25, 2011 Denise M. marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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A renowned historian of Holocaust, Dwork is the Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Department of History, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts.
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