Wyman, David S.
New York : Pantheon Books, c1985
David S Wyman
|描述：||xv, 306 p. ; 21 cm.|
|内容：||The setting: The American scene ; The world scene --
The diplomatic effort: The Intergovernmental Committee --
The effort in Congress: Charity begins at home ; The outer ramparts hold ; Charity extends to the Channel --
The administration: Visas for political refugees --
The Department of State --
The door is nearly closed.
|責任：||David S. Wyman.|
"In this essential companion to The Abandonment of the Jews, David S. Wyman examines American policy on refugees in the years leading up to World War II. For almost four agonizing years, from 1938 through 1941, German Jews tried to leave their country. Barred from the United States by restrictive immigration policies, millions ultimately were killed, and a mere 150,000 finally found haven in this country. How could such a tragedy have come about? Wyman's answer is that America's public resistance had four bases: unemployment, nationalism, anti-Semitism, and later, fear of fifth columnists disguised as refugees. Wyman concludes that this was essentially what the American people wanted."--Book cover.
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century.
- Refugees -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Jewish refugees -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.