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The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy
     

The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy

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by Dorit Bader Whiteman
 

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Whiteman, who escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria with her family, is now a clinical psychologist in New York. Her impassioned, riveting study of the Jews who managed to leave Germany and Austria before Hitler implemented mass executions and death camps is based partly on interviews with 190 escapees. She tells the incredible story of the Kindertransport operation,

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Whiteman, who escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria with her family, is now a clinical psychologist in New York. Her impassioned, riveting study of the Jews who managed to leave Germany and Austria before Hitler implemented mass executions and death camps is based partly on interviews with 190 escapees. She tells the incredible story of the Kindertransport operation, which took 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied countries to England by train and ferry. Adolf Eichmann, then an emigration official, disdainfully approved this mass exodus. We learn of the formidable barriers escapees faced in getting out, of horrid or supportive foster homes, of the trauma and pain of being forcibly uprooted. Many escapees endured years of poverty before re-establihsing themselves. Whiteman rejects Hannah Arendt's thesis that German Jews' cultural assimilation led to their political blindness in a "fool's paradise." This is a distinctive contribution to Holocaust literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738212074
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/10/2007
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Dorit Bader Whiteman, Ph.D., herself an excapee from Hitler, arrived with her family in New York via England in 1941. Earning a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University, she has a private practice in New York, and serves as editorial consultant for the journal Psychotherapy. She was President of the Nassau Psychological Association and until recently Director of the Department of Psychology of the Flushing Hospital Mental Health Clinic.

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The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for you if you have wondered why all Jews didn't simply leave Germany and Austria before Hitler came to power or soon after he seized power.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This inspiring, ground-breaking book is rapidly becoming a classic in the Holocaust literature. It explains how some daring, resourceful and lucky Jews slipped the Nazi noose and what the aftermath of their harrowing experiences were. It makes excellent reading for students of all ages, Holocaust survivors, lay people and historians alike. Compelling human drama at its best!