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The Politics of indifference : a documentary history of Holocaust victims in America

Author: Michael N Dobkowski
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : University Press of America, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of documents, divided thematically and provided with short introductory notes, showing the indifference and lack of action on the part of the U.S. government concerning the admission of refugees from Nazi Germany and Nazi-controlled territories of Central Europe between 1933-45, as well as anti-immigrant (including anti-Jewish) sentiments in the U.S. at the time. Examines the U.S.'s lack of proper  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Politics of indifference.
Washington, D.C. : University Press of America, 1982
(OCoLC)607766771
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael N Dobkowski
ISBN: 0819125768 9780819125767 0819125776 9780819125774
OCLC Number: 8587781
Description: xii, 473 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The League of Nations High Commission for Refugees (Jews and Others) Coming from Germany --
The Evian Conference --
The Bermuda Conference --
Roosevelt and the Department of State --
The War Refugee Board --
American immigration laws : interpretation and implementation --
Anti-refugee sentiment --
Send these to me : pro-refugee sentiment in America --
Refugee adjustment in America.
Responsibility: edited by Michael N. Dobkowski.

Abstract:

A collection of documents, divided thematically and provided with short introductory notes, showing the indifference and lack of action on the part of the U.S. government concerning the admission of refugees from Nazi Germany and Nazi-controlled territories of Central Europe between 1933-45, as well as anti-immigrant (including anti-Jewish) sentiments in the U.S. at the time. Examines the U.S.'s lack of proper cooperation with the League of Nations' High Commission for Refugees, the U.S. delegation at the Evian Conference, the Bermuda Conference, the U.S. State Department as a force that impeded the admission of refugees, and the activities of the War Refugee Board in 1944-45. Ch. 7 (p. 258-337), "Anti-Refugee Sentiment", contains results of a number of public opinion surveys held between 1936-45, showing that more than two-thirds of Americans did not want to admit refugees and that anti-Jewish sentiments were high. This chapter, along with ch. 8 (p. 338-390), "Send These to Me: Pro-Refugee Sentiment in America", present excerpts from the Congressional debates concerning the Wagner-Rogers Bill of February 1939 suggesting the admission of 10,000 refugee children under the age of 14 in 1939-40. The Bill was rejected.

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