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Shoah : Turkey, the US, and the UK

Author: Arnold Reisman
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : BookSurge Publishing, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compares British and U.S. indifference to the plight of European Jewry under Nazi rule to Turkey's pro-rescue stance. Contends that, while the U.S. State Department obstructed the entry of refugees, Turkey, between 1933-39, sheltered 190 eminent Jewish intellectuals from Germany and Austria and their families. Turkish diplomats in France (and Belgium) helped many Jews of Turkish origin return to Turkey, or at least  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Reisman
ISBN: 9781439240229 1439240221
OCLC Number: 472258980
Description: 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Arnold Reisman.

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Compares British and U.S. indifference to the plight of European Jewry under Nazi rule to Turkey's pro-rescue stance. Contends that, while the U.S. State Department obstructed the entry of refugees, Turkey, between 1933-39, sheltered 190 eminent Jewish intellectuals from Germany and Austria and their families. Turkish diplomats in France (and Belgium) helped many Jews of Turkish origin return to Turkey, or at least saved them from deportation. During the war Turkey served as a transit point for numerous refugees on their way to the Land of Israel. Turkish authorities assisted in the rescue efforts of the Jewish Agency in Istanbul. Describes the activities of Cardinal Angelo Roncalli and Ira Hirschmann, who, with the cooperation of von Papen, the Nazi ambassador to Turkey, tried to rescue Jews from Hungary via transit through Turkish territory. Includes numerous documents, photographs, and eyewitness accounts.

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Stepping up and saving lives

by evilsavta (WorldCat user published 2011-02-12) Excellent Permalink

The truth can be very disturbing. So it is in this book as the reader learns the horrible truth about how the west turned its collective back on the plight of people trying to flee the horror of the Nazis. What a surprise to learn that Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country, did more...
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