Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany

Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany

by Walter Laqueur

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Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany by Walter Laqueur

This is a unique generational history of the young people whose lives were irrevocably shaped by the rise of the Nazis. Half a million Jews lived in Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. Over the next decade, thousands would flee. Among these refugees, teens and young adults formed a remarkable generation. They were old enough to appreciate the loss of their homeland and the experience of flight, but often young and flexible enough to survive and even flourish in new environments. This generation has produced such disparate figures as Henry Kissinger and "Dr. Ruth" Westheimer. Laqueur has drawn on interviews, published and unpublished memoirs and his own experiences as a member of this group of refugees to paint a vivid and moving portrait of "Generation Exodus."

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ISBN-13: 9781860648854
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 11/05/2003
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Walter Laquer chairs the Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary History and author of numerous titles, including A History of Zionism and Terrible Secret

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