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Flight From the Reich

Refugee Jews, 1933-1946
Dwork, Deborah (Book - 2009 )
Flight From the Reich
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WW Norton
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 official history. They probe the challenges faced by German Jewish refugees; the dispute among the Swiss on allowing Jews to cross their border; the dangers braved by covert guides who helped the hunted out of occupied France; and the creation of postwar displaced person camps, which have much to tell us about refugee camps today. Grounded in archival research throughout Europe and America, hundreds of oral histories, and thousands of newly discovered letters, Flight from the Reich shows how the lives of people thread together to form history.

Baker & Taylor
Discusses the legal and illegal ways that millions of Jews managed to leave Germany, the challenges they faced, and the diversity of the refugee experience.

Norton Pub
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 official history. They probe the challenges faced by German Jewish refugees; the dispute among the Swiss on allowing Jews to cross their border; the dangers braved by covert guides who helped the hunted out of occupied France; and the creation of postwar displaced person camps, which have much to tell us about refugee camps today. Grounded in archival research throughout Europe and America, hundreds of oral histories, and thousands of newly discovered letters, Flight from the Reich shows how the lives of people thread together to form history.


A bold, groundbreaking work that provides the definitive answer to the persistent question: Why didn’t more Jews flee Nazi Europe?

Authors: Dwork, Deborah
Statement of Responsibility: Debʱrah Dwork & Robert Jan van Pelt
Title: Flight from the Reich
refugee Jews, 1933-1946
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xv, 496 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-447) and index
Contents: Pt. 1: 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
Pt. 2: 1938-1939
1933-1938. The screws tighten
People: Officials and their solutions
A life anywhere
Visa stamps offer hope
The rupture of departure
Pt. 3: 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
Pt. 4: 1946
1942-1946. Holocaust
People: Sherit Hapleita: the surviving remnant
Places: Where now?
Papers: Lists of the living
Problems: Adjustment
Subject Headings: Jewish refugees Government policy Europe, Western History 20th century Jewish refugees Germany History 20th century Jewish refugees Europe, Western History 20th century World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue Europe, Western Emigration and immigration History 20th century Germany Emigration and immigration History 20th century Holocaust survivors
Topical Term: Jewish refugees
Jewish refugees
Jewish refugees
World War, 1939-1945
Holocaust survivors
Additional Contributors: Pelt, R. J. van - 1955- - (Robert Jan),
LCCN: 2008053858
ISBN: 9780393062298
0393062295
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 D
Research Call Number: *PXK10-1131
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