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Author Laqueur, Walter, 1921-2018.

Title Generation exodus : the fate of young Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany / Walter Laqueur
Published Hanover, NH : Brandeis University Press, Published by University Press of New England, [2001]


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Description xvii, 345 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series
Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series.
Contents Introduction: Growing Up between Weimar and Hitler -- Escape -- Resistance -- Israel: Immigration Jeckepotz -- United States: Golden Country behind Paper Walls -- World Revolution, or the Dream That Failed -- Britain: Forever Refugees? -- The Great Dispersal: Hotel Bolivia and Hotel Shanghai -- Returning to Germany -- Portrait of a Generation
Summary "Some half a million Jews lived in Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. Over the next decade, thousands would flee. Among these refugees, teens and young adults formed a remarkable generation. Born between 1914 and 1928, they were old enough to appreciate the loss of their homeland and the experience of flight, but often young and flexible enough to survive and even flourish in new environments. Many would go on to make great contributions to their new countries and to the world."
"The young Jews who fled the Nazis escaped to Palestine and the United States, to the Soviet Union and England, to South America and Shanghai and Australia. Some even remained in Germany, in hiding throughout the war. From a variety of backgrounds - some secular, some observant; some Zionists, some German patriots; some poor, some well-to-do - they are united by the experience of flight from Nazi persecution during their formative years. This generation has produced such disparate figures as Henry Kissinger and "Dr. Ruth" Westheimer; noted academics and political leaders of both Israel and East Germany; even a Benedictine abbot, a Hindu guru, and a West African chieftain. Drawing on interviews, published and unpublished memoirs, and his own experiences, Walter Laqueur skillfully combines these numerous individual stories and experiences to paint a vivid collective portrait of Generation Exodus."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Jewish refugees -- Biography.
Jewish youth -- Germany -- Biography.
Jews -- Germany -- Migrations.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 00010538
ISBN 1584651067 cloth
Other Titles Geboren in Deutschland. English