Shores of Refuge: A Hundred Years of Jewish Emigration

by Ronald Sanders

Book, 1988

Barcode

123458878

Call number

763 SAN

Collection

Publication

New York : Holt, c1988.

Description

"This work is virtually divided into two parts: that dealing with mass emigration, 1881-1923, and that from 1924 to the present. Ironically though, the story ends where it begins, with the plight of Jews in Russia and the Ukraine. The story is primarily of little-known, courageous Jews...the book reminds us of the poverty among Jews in Europe, the barbarities of the pogroms, etc. There is poignancy, humor, and adventure here, but the dominant theme is the Jewish experience of anti-Semitism, efforts to escape from it, and, especially in the case of the Holocaust, appeals to non-Jews for help."--Library Journal

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One of only a handful of definitive books about the causes of mass emigration from eastern Europe and the Jewish immigrant experience in New York.

ISBN

0805005633 / 9780805005639
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