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What happened to the children who fled nazi persecution

Author: Gerald Holton; Gerhard Sonnert
Publisher: London : Palgrave macmillan, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The result of a four-year, in-depth study of those refugees who came as children or youths from Central Europe to the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, fleeing persecution from the National  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Holton; Gerhard Sonnert
ISBN: 1403976252 9781403976253
OCLC Number: 475671807
Notes: Presents the result of a four-year study using social science methodology of those refugees who came as children or youths from Central Europe to the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, fleeing persecution from the National Socialist regime. This study examines their fates in their new country, their successes and tribulations.
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Scholarship) 2007
Description: 265 p.
Contents: Introduction --
PARTI: EXODUS --
Who Left and Why? --
Through the Eyes of Childr --
Destinations --
PART II: ADVENT --
Situation in the United States and Official Policy --
Organizations and Individuals Who Helped --
Arriving in America --
PART III: SETTLING IN --
From Refugees to Americans --
The Children's Experience --
PART IV: SOCIOECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS --
The Success of Former Refugees: An Analysis Using Who's Who --
The Big Picture: Representative Data about our Immigrant Cohort from the United States Census --
Refugees from Central Europe and American-born Jews: A National Jewish Population Survey Analysis --
Socioeconomic Status: Our Sample --
PART V: PARTIAL ASSIMILATION: COMPLEX IDENTITIES --
Language Acquisition --
Elements of Distinctiveness --
Collective Identities: Ethnic Option vs. Universalism --
PART VI: INGREDIENTS OF SUCCESS --
General Conditions --
Distinctiveness Advantage and Cultural Capital --
Career Choice and Career Success --
Transmission of Social Status --
Other Effects: Family and Community Circumstances, Age at Arrival, Gender, and Identity --
Success out of Adversity --
PART VII: ANGUISH --
PRIVATIZEDCOST: SOCIALIZED BENEFITS --
Enduring Trauma --
Anguish and Achievement --
Individual Trajectories --
PART VIII: EPILOGUE: LESSONS FOR CURRENT REFUGEES

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