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Turkey's modernization : refugees from Nazism and Ataturk's vision

by Arnold Reisman

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Ataturk's wisdom   (2011-02-12)


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by evilsavta

In 1933 when Hitler was ridding Germany of her Jewish intellectuals, professionals, physicians, etc. Ataturk, the leader of the Republic of Turkey, realized that the people expelled were exactly what his country needed. Although Turkey was poor, having lost World War 1 and just barely coming out of the Great Depression, an offer was made to as many of these refugees as possible, their staff and families, to go to Turkey and assist in creating infrastructures in science, education and the arts. Turkey saved the people from certain death since there were no other avenues of refuge.

The detail in this book is amazing. People in the West need to open their eyes and learn about other aspects of the Holocaust and this book is a great way to begin.

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