Arieh J Kochavi
|描述：||xiii, 377 p. : maps ; 25 cm.|
|責任：||Arieh J. Kochavi.|
Between 1945 and 1948, more than a quarter of a million Jews fled countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and began filling hastily erected displaced persons camps in Germany and Austria. As one of the victorious Allies, Britain had to help find a solution for the vast majority of these refugees who refused repatriation. Drawing on extensive research in British, American, and Israeli archives, Arieh Kochavi presents a comprehensive analysis of British policy toward Jewish displaced persons and reveals the crucial role the United States played in undermining that policy. Kochavi argues that political concernsnot human considerationsdetermined British policy regarding the refugees. Anxious to secure its interests in the Middle East, Britain feared its relations with Arab nations would suffer if it appeared to be too lax in thwarting Zionist efforts to bring Jewish Holocaust survivors to Palestine. In the United States, however, the American Jewish community was able to influence presidential policy by making its vote hinge on a solution to the displaced persons problem. Setting his analysis against the backdrop of the escalating Cold War, Kochavi reveals how, ironically, the Kremlin as well as the White House came to support the Zionists' goals, albeit for entirely different reasons.
- Jewish refugees -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
- Jewish refugees -- Government policy -- United States.
- Holocaust survivors -- Europe.
- Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
- Jews -- Europe -- Migrations.
- Palestine -- Emigration and immigration.
- Emigration and immigration.
- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
- Holocaust survivors.
- Jewish refugees -- Government policy.
- Jews -- Migrations.
- Great Britain.
- Middle East -- Palestine.
- United States.