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The Resource Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe, Rebecca Erbelding

Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe, Rebecca Erbelding

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Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe
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Rescue board
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the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe
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Rebecca Erbelding
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Rescue Board
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the untold story of Americas efforts to save the Jews of Europe
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eng
Summary
January 1944. For more than a decade, the Jews of Germany had sought refuge in the United States and been stymied by Congress's harsh immigration policy. At the meeting treasury lawyer John Pehle made his best case-- and FDR created the War Refugee Board. Over the next twenty months a team of D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, pirates, diplomats, millionaires, confidence men, and rabble-rousers tricked the Nazis, forged identity papers, smuggled food into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, negotiated ransoms, and funneled millions of dollars into Europe. Erbelding uses archival materials and interviews with survivors to tell the dramatic unknown story of America's last-ditch effort to save the Jews of Europe. -- adapted from jacket
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Tells the story of the 1944 War Refugee Board, established by Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose mission was to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution, and their last-ditch operations across four continents efforts to save who they could
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10638357
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Erbelding, Rebecca
Dewey number
940.53/145
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D809.U5
LC item number
E73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
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adult
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the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe
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Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe, Rebecca Erbelding
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-346) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Two wars -- Revelation -- John Pehle -- State Department hubris -- On the acquiescence of this government -- A War Refugee Board -- Getting started -- Hirschmann in Turkey -- Warnings -- Protective papers -- Blood for goods -- Free ports -- Whether to bomb, whether to ransom -- The Horthy offer -- Adrift -- Midnight sun -- What kind of peace -- A coup in Hungary -- McClelland's report -- War at Christmas -- Prisoner exchanges -- Packages -- Liberation -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages, 8 leaves of plates
Isbn
9780385542517
Lccn
2017039969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 994368113
  • (OCoLC)994368113
Label
Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe, Rebecca Erbelding
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two wars -- Revelation -- John Pehle -- State Department hubris -- On the acquiescence of this government -- A War Refugee Board -- Getting started -- Hirschmann in Turkey -- Warnings -- Protective papers -- Blood for goods -- Free ports -- Whether to bomb, whether to ransom -- The Horthy offer -- Adrift -- Midnight sun -- What kind of peace -- A coup in Hungary -- McClelland's report -- War at Christmas -- Prisoner exchanges -- Packages -- Liberation -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages, 8 leaves of plates
Isbn
9780385542517
Lccn
2017039969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 994368113
  • (OCoLC)994368113

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