Bystanders to the Holocaust: A Re-evaluation

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David Cesarani, Paul A. Levine
Psychology Press, 2002 - 286 pages
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"This book is the first to use the new archival sources to examine the record of the 'free world' during the Nazi persecution and mass murder of the Jews, and ask why so little was done to help the Jews. Acclaimed historians and new researchers from round the world reveal how much Britain, the SUA, Switzerland, and Sweden knew about the fate of the Jews and explains why only a few, exceptional individuals understood the catastrophe that was unfolding." -- BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Towards a Taxonomy of Rescuers in a Bystander Country Britain 193345
28
Search for Nuance in the Study of Holocaust Bystanders
57
Constructing Allied Humanitarian Policy
77
Switzerland National Socialist Policy and the Legacy of History
103
The Case of Jewish Emissaries in Switzerland
146
The War is Over Now You Can Go Home Jewish Refugees and the Swedish Labour Market in the Shadow of the Holocaust
171
within Swedens Wartime Utlanningsbyrdn
199
Comparing the Responses of Midlevel Bureaucrats to the Holocaust
212
Folke Bernadotte and the White Buses
237
Conclusion
269
Abstracts
273
Notes on Contributors
279
Index
281
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David Cesarani was born in London, England on November 13, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Cambridge University, a master's degree in Jewish history from Columbia University, and a doctorate in history from Oxford University. He was a scholar of contemporary Jewish history. He taught at the University of Leeds, Queen Mary University of London, the University of Southampton, and Royal Holloway, a constituent college of the University of London. He wrote several books including The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991; The Holocaust; Justice Delayed: How Britain Became a Refuge for Nazi War Criminals; Arthur Koestler: The Homeless Mind; Major Farran's Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945-1948; and Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews, 1933-49. Eichmann: His Life and Crimes was published as Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a 'Desk Murderer' in the United States and received a National Jewish Book Award in 2006. He was named to the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for his work in helping Britain establish Holocaust Memorial Day. He died from complications of recent surgery on October 25, 2015 at the age of 58.

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