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Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946
Flight from the Reich is a story about people at a time of crisis. As persecution, war, and deportation savaged their communities, Jews tried to flee Nazi Europe through legal and clandestine routes. In their multifaceted tale of Jewish refugees during and after the Nazi era, Debórah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt braid the private and public realms, personal memory and off ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published April 13th 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Sep 22, 2011 Joel rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
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.More about Deborah Dwork...