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Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism
by Leo Spitzer
In the 1930s, many tens of thousands of people fleeing Nazi-dominated Europe found refuge in Latin America. And in the short, terrifying months between the Anschluss and Kristallnacht in 1938 and the outbreak of World War II, Bolivia was one of the few remaining places in the entire world to accept Jewish refugees; more than twenty thousand Central Europeans were soon rema ...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Hill & Wang
(first published August 1st 1957)
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"Indeed, in the panic months following the German Anschluss of Austria in March 1938 and Kristallnacht in November of that year, Bolivia was one of very few remaining places in the entire world to accept Jewish refugees. In the short period between then and the end of the first year of World War II, some twenty thousand refugees, primarily from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, entered Bolivia-more than in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India combined. When the war ended, a se ...more