The Yishuv In The Shadow Of The Holocaust

The Yishuv In The Shadow Of The Holocaust

by Abraham J Edelheit
     
 

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For the Jewish world and the Yishuv in particular, the 1930s was a time of escalating crises—the rise of the Nazis and their antisemitic policies, the declining fortunes of Eastern European Jewry, increasing Arab enmity, and the hardening of British Mandatory policies in Palestine. Reexamining some of the most controversial episodes in modern Jewish history,

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For the Jewish world and the Yishuv in particular, the 1930s was a time of escalating crises—the rise of the Nazis and their antisemitic policies, the declining fortunes of Eastern European Jewry, increasing Arab enmity, and the hardening of British Mandatory policies in Palestine. Reexamining some of the most controversial episodes in modern Jewish history, this invaluable study offers the first systematic institutional analysis of the Yishuv’s responses to the imperative of saving German and European Jewry from the growing Nazi threat between 1933 and 1939. Drawing on a wealth of archival research and a thorough knowledge of the secondary literature, this informative, important book will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Holocaust.

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Investigates the Yishuv's response to the rise of Nazism, increasing anti-Jewish sentiment by Arabs, and the hardening of British policy on Palestine in the early 1930s. Particularly queries whether differing party ideologies reflect divergences in approaches to rescuing European Jews, whether the policies of the Yishuv and their opponents were reasonable responses to the actual and perceived threat, whether those policies were pursued creatively and energetically, and to what extend the disunity of the Yishuv impacted the rescue program. Developed from a doctoral dissertation, apparently for the City University of New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813336435
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Abraham J. Edelheit is director of the Morehset Zvi Institute for Jewish Communal Affairs and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of history at Kingsborough Community College. Abraham has served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Asstes in the United States and is presently Historian in Residence at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. An active scholar, he is the author or co-author of ten books on Jewish and European history, including History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary. The late Hershel Edelheit a Holocaust survivor, was director of ERICH, a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to studying the twentieth-century Jewish experience.

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