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The Yishuv In The Shadow Of The Holocaust : Zionist Politics And Rescue Aliya, 1933-1939 - Abraham J. Edelheit

The Yishuv In The Shadow Of The Holocaust

Zionist Politics And Rescue Aliya, 1933-1939

Paperback Published: 1st September 1998
ISBN: 9780813336435
Number Of Pages: 364

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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.

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Prefacep. xii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Zionism Confronts the Nazi Threatp. 5
The Persecution of German Jewry: An Overviewp. 5
The German Jewish Situation in 1933p. 7
Jewish Responses to the Nazi Threatp. 8
The Yishuv in 1933p. 15
Intra-Zionist Conflict: The Opening Chapterp. 22
First Stepsp. 26
Rescue Aliya: A Conceptual Analysisp. 26
The Yishuv's Institutions Reactp. 28
Finances, Rescue Aliya, and "Business as Usual,"p. 33
To Boycott or Not to Boycott?p. 40
The Joint Committee to Settle German Jewsp. 41
Rescue By Means of Immigration, 1933-1936p. 50
Involving the Britishp. 50
The Eighteenth Zionist Congressp. 52
The Rescue Aliya Program Takes Shapep. 55
The Politics of Aliyap. 63
Zionist Rescue Prioritiesp. 63
The Evacuation Planp. 68
Youth Aliyap. 70
The Haavara Agreementp. 73
Aliya Betp. 92
Aliya and Intra-Zionist Politicsp. 96
Immigration and Absorptionp. 96
From Hitachdut Olei Germania to Ahdut ha-Amp. 101
Hitachdut Olei Germania Expandsp. 103
Intra-Zionist Rivalries, 1933-1934p. 104
The Ben-Gurion-Jabotinsky Agreementsp. 108
The Revisionist Schismp. 112
Evaluationp. 115
Rescue Aliya and Zionist Foreign Relationsp. 118
Yishuv Developments, 1933-1936p. 118
Imperial Policy and the Jews' Fatep. 128
The Arab Revoltp. 130
The Peel Commissionp. 135
The Partition Planp. 143
The Twentieth Zionist Congressp. 148
Time as an Enemy of Rescue Aliyap. 150
1937: Rescue Aliya in Crisisp. 152
Declining Conditions in Europep. 152
German Jewry in the Era of Bloodless Conquestsp. 156
Zionist Responses to Changing Conditionsp. 157
Rescue Aliya's Final Daysp. 160
New Efforts at Zionist Unityp. 162
Aliya in the Shadow of a "Political Maximum,"p. 164
The Decline of Rescue Aliyap. 172
Intra-Zionist Relations at a Breaking Pointp. 172
The Decline of Rescue Aliyap. 176
Intra-Zionist Relations at a New Crossroadp. 181
The Retreat From Partitionp. 187
The Evian Conference and its Aftermathp. 189
Zionist-British Relations in the Shadow of Munichp. 191
Toward the Abandonment of the Jewsp. 198
Kristallnacht and its Aftermathp. 198
The End of Rescue Aliyap. 202
The Search for a Safe Havenp. 205
The London (St. James Palace) Conferencep. 206
Aliya Bet and Eleventh Hour Rescuep. 213
The Collapse of Capitalist Aliyap. 214
New Talks With the Administration; New Protestsp. 216
German Jewry in the Throes of Destructionp. 217
The Case of Pidyon Shevuyimp. 219
The White Paperp. 224
April 1939: The Eleventh Hour Passesp. 224
The Eve of Betrayalp. 229
The White Paperp. 231
Final Efforts at Intra-Zionist Unityp. 235
Immigration Under the White Paper Regimep. 243
The Bitter Endp. 246
Conclusionp. 248
Aliya Bet Shipsp. 253
Notesp. 258
Bibliographyp. 321
About the Book and Authorp. 334
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780813336435
ISBN-10: 0813336430
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st September 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.34  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1