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American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945

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Publisher Comments:

How does one explain America's failure to take bold action to resist the Nazi persecution and murder of European Jews? In contrast to recent writers who place the blame on anti-Semitism in American society at large and within the Roosevelt administration in particular, Richard Breitman and Alan M. Kraut seek the answer in a detailed analysis of American political realities and bureaucratic processes. Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the authors describe and analyze American immigration policy as well as rescue and relief efforts directed toward European Jewry between 1933 and 1945. They contend that U.S. policy was the product of preexisting restrictive immigration laws; an entrenched State Department bureaucracy committed to a narrow defense of American interests; public opposition to any increase in immigration; and the reluctance of Franklin D. Roosevelt to accept the political risks of humanitarian measures to benefit the European Jews. The authors find that the bureaucrats who made and implemented refugee policy were motivated by institutional priorities and reluctance to take risks, rather than by moral or humanitarian concerns.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253304155
Editor:
Kraut, Alan M.
Editor:
Breitman, Richard
Editor:
Kraut, Alan M.
Editor:
Breitman, Richard
Author:
Kraut, Alan M.
Author:
Bretman, Richard
Author:
Breitman, Richard
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Refugees, jewish
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Refugees, Jewish -- Government policy -- United States.
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Subject:
American Studies; History; Jewish Studies; Twentieth Century or Later
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 140
Publication Date:
19880131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.38 x 6.24 x 0.96 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

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