British Policy and the Refugees, 1933-1941


Author: Yvonne Kapp,Margaret Mynatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135222258

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2213

In the summer of 1940, with much of Europe under German domination, British authorities instigated a harsh programme of internment or deportation of those who had fled Nazi oppression. This volume, written the same year, is a critique of government policies of the day.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History


Author: W. Rubinstein,Michael A. Jolles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304664

Category: History

Page: 1069

View: 9309

This authoritative and comprehensive guide to key people and events in Anglo-Jewish history stretches from Cromwell's re-admittance of the Jews in 1656 to the present day and contains nearly 3000 entries, the vast majority of which are not featured in any other sources.

Wissenschaft im Exil

Tschechoslowakei als Kreuzweg 1918-1989 : Sammelband einer Konferenz (Prag, 11.-12. November 2003)


Author: Antonín Kostlán,Alice Velková

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788086103815

Category: Refugees

Page: 475

View: 6291

Stalin's American Spy

Noel Field, Allen Dulles and the East European Show-Trials


Author: Tony Sharp

Publisher: Hurst

ISBN: 184904497X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 4204

Stalin's American Spy tells the remarkable story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. Lured to Prague in May 1949, he was kidnapped and handed over to the Hungarian secret police. Tortured by them and interrogated too by their Soviet superiors, Field's forced 'confessions' were manipulated by Stalin and his East European satraps to launch a devastating series of show-trials that led to the imprisonment and judicial murder of numerous Czechoslovak, German, Polish and Hungarian party members. Yet there were other events in his very strange career that could give rise to the suspicion that Field was an American spy who had infiltrated the Communist movement at the behest of Allen Dulles, the wartime OSS chief in Switzerland who later headed the CIA. Never tried, Field and his wife were imprisoned in Budapest until 1954, then granted political asylum in Hungary, where they lived out their sterile last years. This new biography takes a fresh look at Field's relationship with Dulles, and his role in the Alger Hiss affair. It sheds fresh light upon Soviet espionage in the United States and Field's relationship with Hede Massing, Ignace Reiss and Walter Krivitsky. It also reassesses how the increasingly anti-Semitic East European show-trials were staged and dissects the 'lessons" which Stalin sought to convey through them.

Representing the Holocaust

in honour of Bryan Burns


Author: Bryan Burns

Publisher: Mitchell Vallentine & Company

ISBN: 9780853034957

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5082

This collection of essays by leading and new British scholars focuses on central issues in Holocaust studies. Topics discussed include the history and work of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies in London; controversies over Holocaust Museums, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and 'the Holocaust industry'; the representation of the Holocaust in diary, testimony, film and poetry and Primo Levi's work.

"Verwisch Die Spuren!"

Bertolt Brecht's Work and Legacy : a Reassessment


Author: Robert Gillett,Godela Weiss-Sussex

Publisher: Amsterdamer Beitrage Zur Neuer


Category: German literature

Page: N.A

View: 6550

Covers criticism and interpretation of modern German literature.

Bystanders to the Holocaust

A Re-evaluation


Author: David Cesarani,Paul A. Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791746

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 5574

Using accessible archival sources, a team of historians reveal how much the USA, Britain, Switzerland and Sweden knew about the Nazi attempt to murder all the Jews of Europe during World War II.

Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War


Author: Neville Wylie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198206903

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 6783

This is the first comprehensive account of Britain's relations with Switzerland during World War II. It explains why Britain remained apparently so impassive towards Switzerland's financial and economic collaboration with the Axis and why it did so little to try to liberalize Switzerland's restrictive refugee policy. The extent and importance of Britain's covert activities in Switzerland are exposed for the first time.

Whitehall and the Jews, 1933-1948

British Immigration Policy, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust


Author: Louise London

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534499

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 6428

The fullest study yet of the British response to European Jewry under Nazism.

Britain and the Holocaust

Remembering and Representing War and Genocide


Author: Caroline Sharples,Olaf Jensen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350776

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8574

How has Britain understood the Holocaust? This interdisciplinary volume explores popular narratives of the Second World War and cultural representations of the Holocaust from the Nuremberg trials of 1945-6, to the establishment of a national memorial day by the start of the twenty-first century.

Das unerwünschte Volk

Amerika und die Vernichtung der europäischen Juden


Author: David S. Wyman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596146079

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 510

View: 6888

The Final Solution

Origins and Implementation


Author: David Cesarani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474420X

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 9792

The Final Solution clarifies the key questions surrounding the attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews. Drawing on important new research, these authoritative essays focus on the preconditions and antecedents for the 'Final Solution' and examine the immediate origins of the genocidal decision. Contributors also examine the responses of peoples and governments in Germany, occupied Europe, the USA and among Jews worldwide. The controversial conversions of this study challenge many of our accepted ideas about the period.

Prelude to Nuremberg

Allied War Crimes Policy and the Question of Punishment


Author: Arieh J. Kochavi

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866873

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 371

Between November 1945 and October 1946, the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg tried some of the most notorious political and military figures of Nazi Germany. The issue of punishing war criminals was widely discussed by the leaders of the Allied nations, however, well before the end of the war. As Arieh Kochavi demonstrates, the policies finally adopted, including the institution of the Nuremberg trials, represented the culmination of a complicated process rooted in the domestic and international politics of the war years. Drawing on extensive research, Kochavi painstakingly reconstructs the deliberations that went on in Washington and London at a time when the Germans were perpetrating their worst crimes. He also examines the roles of the Polish and Czech governments-in-exile, the Soviets, and the United Nations War Crimes Commission in the formulation of a joint policy on war crimes, as well as the neutral governments' stand on the question of asylum for war criminals. This compelling account thereby sheds new light on one of the most important and least understood aspects of World War II.

Weapons of Mass Migration

Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy


Author: Kelly M. Greenhill

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801457424

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 4115

At first glance, the U.S. decision to escalate the war in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, China's position on North Korea's nuclear program in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the EU resolution to lift what remained of the arms embargo against Libya in the mid-2000s would appear to share little in common. Yet each of these seemingly unconnected and far-reaching foreign policy decisions resulted at least in part from the exercise of a unique kind of coercion, one predicated on the intentional creation, manipulation, and exploitation of real or threatened mass population movements. In Weapons of Mass Migration, Kelly M. Greenhill offers the first systematic examination of this widely deployed but largely unrecognized instrument of state influence. She shows both how often this unorthodox brand of coercion has been attempted (more than fifty times in the last half century) and how successful it has been (well over half the time). She also tackles the questions of who employs this policy tool, to what ends, and how and why it ever works. Coercers aim to affect target states' behavior by exploiting the existence of competing political interests and groups, Greenhill argues, and by manipulating the costs or risks imposed on target state populations. This "coercion by punishment" strategy can be effected in two ways: the first relies on straightforward threats to overwhelm a target's capacity to accommodate a refugee or migrant influx; the second, on a kind of norms-enhanced political blackmail that exploits the existence of legal and normative commitments to those fleeing violence, persecution, or privation. The theory is further illustrated and tested in a variety of case studies from Europe, East Asia, and North America. To help potential targets better respond to-and protect themselves against-this kind of unconventional predation, Weapons of Mass Migration also offers practicable policy recommendations for scholars, government officials, and anyone concerned about the true victims of this kind of coercion-the displaced themselves.

Second Chance

Two Centuries of German-speaking Jews in the United Kingdom


Author: Julius Carlebach

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161457418

Category: History

Page: 654

View: 7128

Nazi Germany And The Jews: The Years Of Persecution



Author: Saul Friedlander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780227566

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5613

A magisterial history of the Jews in Nazi Germany and the regime's policies towards them in the years prior to World War II and the Holocaust. Written by arguably the world's leading scholar on the subject. Himself a survivor, Friedlander has been a leading figure in Holocaust studies for decades and this book represents a definitive summing up of his research and that of hundreds of other historians. NAZI GERMANY AND THE JEWS: THE YEARS OF PERSECUTION is perhaps the richest examination of the subject yet written, and, crucially, one that never loses sight of the experiences of individuals in its discussion of Nazi politics and the terrible statistics and technological and administrative sophistication of the Final Solution.