In Search of Refuge

In Search of Refuge

by Bat-Ami Zucker
     
 

"In Search of Refuge: Jews and US Consuls in Nazi Germany 1933-1941 examines how the consuls perceived, interpreted and administered immigration policy towards the refugees. The book explores the relationship of consuls with the State Department; giving examples of initiatives by consuls; instances of prejudice and showing methods by which consuls obstructed entry of… See more details below

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"In Search of Refuge: Jews and US Consuls in Nazi Germany 1933-1941 examines how the consuls perceived, interpreted and administered immigration policy towards the refugees. The book explores the relationship of consuls with the State Department; giving examples of initiatives by consuls; instances of prejudice and showing methods by which consuls obstructed entry of refugees in ways which went beyond instructions and even defeated the object of instructions. However, it also examines some cases of consular initiatives to offer aid, such as by issuing protective letters."--BOOK JACKET.

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Zucker (history, Bar-Ilan U., Israel) examines how the US consuls perceived, interpreted, and administered immigration policy towards Jewish refugees during the Nazi regime, exploring the relationship of consuls with the US State Department, as well as obvious examples of prejudice in obstructing the entry of refugees. She argues that the US held a restrictive policy in terms of both interpretation and administration of the law which was due in large part to consular anti-Semitism. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853034001
Publisher:
Vallentine-Mitchell
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Parkes-Wiener Series on Jewish Studies Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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