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And The World Closed Its Doors : The Story Of One Family Abandoned To The Holocaust - David Large

And The World Closed Its Doors

The Story Of One Family Abandoned To The Holocaust

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Published: 1st April 2004
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"More clearly than many other books, Large's account depicts the tragic abandonment of the Jews by Western Nations."- Booklist . Much 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.

"More clearly than many other books, Large's account depicts the tragic abandonment of the Jews by Western Nations."

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Maxp. 1
"No Entry for Jews"p. 25
Paper Wallsp. 53
"The Night of the Crystals"p. 91
High Hopes and Hot Tearsp. 117
The Last Trialp. 167
Epiloguep. 217
Notesp. 235
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780465038091
ISBN-10: 0465038093
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.7  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1