And the World Closed Its Doors: One Family's Struggle to Escape the Holocaust

And the World Closed Its Doors: One Family's Struggle to Escape the Holocaust

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by David Clay Large
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465038093

ISBN-13: 9780465038091

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Much has been written about the West's unwillingness to attempt the rescue of tens of thousands of European Jews from the hands of the Nazis. Now David Clay Large gives a specific human face to this tragedy of bureaucratic inertia and ill will. In this masterpiece of Holocaust literature, Large tells the wrenching story of Max Schohl, a German Jew who in the years

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Much has been written about the West's unwillingness to attempt the rescue of tens of thousands of European Jews from the hands of the Nazis. Now David Clay Large gives a specific human face to this tragedy of bureaucratic inertia and ill will. In this masterpiece of Holocaust literature, Large tells the wrenching story of Max Schohl, a German Jew who in the years preceding World War II could not find a government that would allow his family to immigrate, despite wealth, education, business and family connections, a job offer from an American university, and herculean efforts by himself and his American relatives. After repeated but fruitless efforts to gain entry first to the United States, and then to Britain, Chile, and Brazil, Max died in Auschwitz, and his wife and daughters were sent to hard labor in Wiesbaden. Max left behind a unique collection of family letters and documents, which Large has brought together into a gripping, personal commentary on the evolution of the Holocaust in Europe and the hopelessly inadequate response from abroad.

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ISBN-13:
9780465038091
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
834,190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxv
1Max1
2"No Entry for Jews"25
3Paper Walls53
4"The Night of the Crystals"91
5High Hopes and Hot Tears117
6The Last Trial167
Epilogue217
Notes235
Bibliography257
Index265

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