Flight from the Reich Refugee Jews, 1933-1946

ISBN-10: 0393342646

ISBN-13: 9780393342642

Edition: 2012

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Description: 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.An important and wide-ranging new history. . . . Dwork and van Pelt show [that] the story of the refugees . . . is crucial to any understanding of the Nazi war against the Jews.—TabletCombining exceptional research with riveting narrative, Flight from the Reich illuminates a less-known chapter in the history of the Holocaust: the accounts of the few who made it to safety.—Henry KissingerA bright shining accomplishment in Holocaust studies. . . . This is a great and powerful book . . . a masterpiece in its own right.—Open Letters

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Toronto-based Robert Jan van Pelt is co-author of Auschwitz and Holocaust . Pelt is University Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Introduction
1933
1933 The End of an Era
People: The First to Flee
Places: A Homeland in Palestine
Papers: Passports in a Closed World
Problems: Minority Rights and Jews as a Minority
1938-1939
1933-1938 The Screws Tighten
People: Officials and Their Solutions
Places: A Life Anywhere
Papers: Visa Stamps Offer Hope
Problems: The Rupture of Departure
1942
1939-1942 Toward Genocide
People: Passeurs: Guides to Freedom
Places: Caught in Internment Camps
Papers: Loved Ones Become Letters
Problems: Life as a Refugee
1946
1942-1946 Holocaust
People: Sherit Hapleita: The Surviving Remnant
Places: Where Now?
Papers: Lists of the Living
Problems: Adjustment
Notes
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index
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