Paper walls : America and the refugee crisis, 1938–1941

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Paper walls : America and the refugee crisis, 1938–1941
Call No: 325.21 W98p

Call Number325.21 W98p
Dates[1985]; ©1985
Statement of ResponsibilityDavid S. Wyman.
Creators & ContributorsWyman, David S. (author)
Summary"In this essential companion to The Abandonment of the Jews, David S. Wyman examines American policy on refugees in the years leading up to  World War II. For almost four agonizing years, from 1938 through 1941, German Jews tried to leave their country. Barred from the United States by restrictive immigration policies, millions ultimately were killed, and a mere 150,000 finally found haven in [the United States]. How could such a tragedy have come about? Wyman's answer is that America's public resistance had four bases: unemployment, nationalism, anti-Semitism, and, later, fear of fifth columnists disguised as refugees... Wyman concludes that this was essentially what the American people wanted." —Back cover
ContentsPart I. The Setting
  1. The American Scene
  2. The World Scene
Part II. The Diplomatic Effort
  1. The Intergovernmental Committee
Part III. The Effort in Congress
  1. Charity Begins at Home
  2. The Outer Ramparts Hold
  3. Charity Extends to the Channel
Part IV. The Administration
  1. Visas for Political Refugees
  2. The Department of State
  3. The Door Is Nearly Closed
Physical Description xv, 306 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Pantheon Books
EditionFirst Paperback Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [275]–291) and index
RecognitionGifted by Norman Stein