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Nazi Germany, Canadian responses : confronting antisemitism in the shadow of war

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Nazi Germany, Canadian responses : confronting antisemitism in the shadow of war
Call No: 971.004924 K64n

Call Number971.004924 K64n
Dates[2012]; ©2012
Statement of Responsibilityedited by L. Ruth Klein.
Creators & ContributorsKlein, Ruth (editor)
Goldschläger, Alain (contributor)
Bergen, Doris (contributor)
Menkis, Richard (contributor)
Troper, Harold Martin (contributor)
Grzyb, Amanda F. (contributor)
Margolis, Rebecca (contributor)
Brown, Michael (Michael G.) (contributor)
Ravvin, Norman (contributor)
Walker, James W. St. G. (contributor)
Summary"Irving Abella and Harold Troper's seminal work, None is Too Many, documented the official barriers that kept Jewish immigrants and refugees out of Canada in the shadow of the Second World War. The book won critical acclaim upon publication in 1982, but a haunting question remained: Why did Canada act as it did in the 1930s and 1940s? Answering this question requires a deeper understanding of the attitudes, ideas, and information that circulated in Canadian society during this period. How much did Canadians know at the time about the horrors unfolding against the Jews of Europe? Where did their information come from? And how did they respond, on both public and institutional levels, to the events that marked Hitler's march to power: the 1935 Nuremberg Race Laws, the 1936 Olympics, Kristallnacht, and the crisis of the MS St Louis? The contributors to this collection—scholars of international repute—turn to the wider public sphere for answers: the media, the world of literature, the university campus, the realm of international sport, and networks of community activism. Their findings reveal that the persecutions and atrocities taking place in Nazi Germany inspired a range of responses from ordinary Canadians, from indifference to outrage to quiet acquiescence." —Back cover
ContentsPreface / Alain Goldschläger
Introduction / L. Ruth Klein
  1. Social death and international isolation : Jews in Nazi Germany, 1933–1939 / Doris L. Bergen
  2. Racial laws vs. Olympic aspirations in the Anglo-Canadian Press of fall 1935 / Richard Menkis and Harold Troper
  3. From Kristallnacht to the MS St Louis tragedy : Canadian press coverage of Nazi prosecution of the Jews and the Jewish refugee crisis, September 1938 to August 1939 / Amanda Grzyb
  4. A review of the Yiddish media : response of the Jewish immigrant community in Canada / Rebecca Margolis
  5. On campus in the thirties : antipathy, support, and indifference / Michael Brown
  6. The war and before : responses in mainstream Canadian literary life / Norman Ravvin
  7. Claiming equality for Canadian Jewry : the struggle for inclusion, 1930–1945 / James Walker
Physical Description xxiii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMontreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [263]–280) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2012 by Richard Menkis

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Klein, Ruth (editor)

Goldschläger, Alain (contributor)

Bergen, Doris (contributor)

Menkis, Richard (contributor)

Troper, Harold Martin (contributor)

Grzyb, Amanda F. (contributor)

Margolis, Rebecca (contributor)

Ravvin, Norman (contributor)