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Author Goldschmidt Wyman, Eva, author

Title Escaping Hitler : a Jewish haven in Chile / Eva Goldschmidt Wyman
Published Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 219 pages) : illustrations
Series Judaic studies series
Judaic studies series.
Contents The Germany We Left -- Kristallnacht Ignites a Desperation to Flee -- The Ethnic Germans in Chile -- Crossing Dangerous Seas: The Last Trip of the Copiago -- Chile's Political and Economic Systems under Stress: A "Naci" Party and the Jewish Immigration -- "No Visas" Signs on Embassy Doors: The German Jewish Emigration to Chile -- A Second Emigration: From Chile to Israel -- Chilean Responses to the German Jewish Immigration -- German Jewish Immigrants Tell Their Stories
Summary Escaping Hitler is the personal story of Eva Wyman and her family's escape from Nazi Germany to Chile in the sociohistorical context of 1930s and 1940s, a time when the Chilean Nazi party had an active presence in the country's major institutions. Based primarily oninterviewswith German Jewish refugees and family correspondence, Eva Goldschmidt Wyman provides an intimateaccount of Jews in Germany in the 1930s as Nazi controls tightened and family members were taken to Riga concentration camp. Wyman recounts Kristallnacht in Stuttgart, where her father was principal of the Jewish school, his imprisonment in Dachau, and his release and immigration to Great Britain. Escaping Hitler details the family's escape from Germany and subsequent life in Chile, providing an intimate look at daily life on the steam ship Conte Grande during the voyage from Italy to Chile in 1939, Nazi espionage and anti-Semitic activity in Chile, and the Nazi influence in South America in general. Recounted in an intimate and personal style, Escaping Hitler immerses the reader in an extraordinary chapter of contemporary Jewish history both inside Germany and South America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Goldschmidt Wyman, Eva.
Jewish refugees -- Chile -- Biography.
Jewish refugees -- Chile -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Jews, German -- Chile -- History -- 20th century.
Chile -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Chile -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013005900
ISBN 0817386785 (ebook)
9780817386788 (ebook)
Other Titles Huyendo del infierno nazi. English