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Japanese diplomats and Jewish refugees : a World War II dilemma

Author: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the late 1930s and early 1940s, European Jews traveled east to seek refuge in the West. Three thousand refugees transited Japan and China, and more than 21,000 spent the war in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. Japanese diplomats in Europe were caught off guard by the flood of visa applicants, and the Foreign Ministry belatedly confronted a refugee problem. Unexpected visitors became uninvited guests. Vice Consul  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner, 1962-
Japanese diplomats and Jewish refugees.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998
(OCoLC)607205727
Named Person: Chiune Sugihara; Chiune Sugihara; Chiune Sugihara; Chiune Sugihara; Chiune Sugihara; Chiune Sugihara
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0275961990 9780275961992
OCLC Number: 38549786
Description: xvi, 188 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Before Japan Had a Jewish Problem: The War in China and Japanese Anti-Semitism --
3. Japan's Jewish Problem in 1938: Rhetoric Confronts Reality --
4. Increasing Restrictions in 1939 and 1940 --
5. Sugihara Chiune: Extraordinary Diplomat --
6. Jewish Refugees in Japan
Responsibility: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto.
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in the end, as she points out, a number of Japanese diplomats saved Jews by issuing visas, but very few issued visas to save Jews.Sakamoto focuses on the extensive archives of the Ministry of Foreign  Read more...

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