And the World Closed Its Doors
The Story of One Family Abandoned to the Holocaust
By (author) David Clay Large
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And the World Closed Its Doors by David Clay Large
Book DescriptionMuch has been written about the West's unwillingness to attempt the rescue of tens of thousands of European Jews from the hands of the Nazis. Now David Clay Large gives a specific human face to this tragedy of bureaucratic inertia and ill will. In this masterpiece of Holocaust literature, Large tells the wrenching story of Max Schohl, a German Jew who in the years preceding World War II could not find a government that would allow his family to immigrate, despite wealth, education, business and family connections, a job offer from an American university, and herculean efforts by himself and his American relatives. After repeated but fruitless efforts to gain entry first to the United States, and then to Britain, Chile, and Brazil, Max died in Auschwitz, and his wife and daughters were sent to hard labor in Wiesbaden. Max left behind a unique collection of family letters and documents, which Large has brought together into a gripping, personal commentary on the evolution of the Holocaust in Europe and the hopelessly inadequate response from abroad.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465038091
(203mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Clay Large
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The new sixth edition of the leading text in contemporary European history is now thoroughly revised with up-to-date scholarship.
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Berlin, Paperback (October 2001)
A sweeping narrative history of one of the 20th century's most loved-and unloved-cities, Berlin is every bit as fascinating, vibrant, and colorful as the great German metropolis itself.
Where Ghosts Walked, Hardback (January 1998)» View all books by David Clay Large
Munich was the birthplace of Nazism and became the chief cultural shrine of the Third Reich. In exploring the question of why Nazism flourished there, this book provides an account of the cultural roots of the Nazi movement.
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Author Biography - David Clay Large
David Clay Large, Professor of History at Montana State University, is a specialist in modern German history. He is the author of Where Ghosts Walked, Germans to the Front, Between Two Fires, and Berlin. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, and San Francisco, California.
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