Description - The Yishuv in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Abraham J. Edelheit
For the Jewish world and the Yishuv in particular, the 1930s was a time of escalating crises,the rise of the Nazis and their antisemitic policies, the declining fortunes of Eastern European Jewry, increasing Arab enmity, and the hardening of British Mandatory policies in Palestine. Reexamining some of the most controversial episodes in modern Jewish history, this invaluable study offers the first systematic institutional analysis of the Yishuv's responses to the imperative of saving German and European Jewry from the growing Nazi threat between 1933 and 1939. Drawing on a wealth of archival research and a thorough knowledge of the secondary literature, this informative, important book will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Holocaust.
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(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Westview Press Inc
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Author Biography - Abraham J. Edelheit
Abraham J. Edelheit is director of the Morehset Zvi Institute for Jewish Communal Affairs and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of history at Kingsborough Community College. Abraham has served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Asstes in the United States and is presently Historian in Residence at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. An active scholar, he is the author or co-author of ten books on Jewish and European history, including History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary. The late Hershel Edelheit a Holocaust survivor, was director of ERICH, a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to studying the twentieth-century Jewish experience.