Whitehall and the Jews, 1933-1948: British Immigration Policy, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust

Whitehall and the Jews, 1933-1948: British Immigration Policy, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust

by Louise London
ISBN-10:
0521631874
ISBN-13:
9780521631877
Pub. Date:
01/28/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Whitehall and the Jews, 1933-1948: British Immigration Policy, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust

Whitehall and the Jews is the fullest study yet of the British response to European Jewry under the Nazis, and the first detailed account of British immigration policy toward refugee Jews. The British government always put self-interest first and sought to avoid long-term responsibility for large numbers of homeless Jews. Nonetheless, aided by the sympathy of certain officials and ministers, many Jews obtained refuge, albeit subject to severe restrictions. Louise London offers a compassionate and authoritative treatment of a subject central to the understanding of the Holocaust and Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521631877
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 2. Immigration control; 3. Control without visas; 4. New restrictions after the Anschluss, March to October 1938; 5. From Kristallnacht to the outbreak of war, November 1938 to September 1939; 6. Refugees from Czechoslovakia; 7. War-time policy; 8. The response to the Holocaust; 9. Post-war decisions; 10. Conclusion.

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