Nearly the New World

Nearly the New World The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933-1945

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In the years leading up to the Second World War, increasingly desperate European Jews looked to far-flung destinations such as Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica in search of refuge from the horrors of Hitler's Europe. Nearly the New World tells the extraordinary story of Jewish refugees who overcame persecution and sought safety in the West Indies from the 1930s through the end of the war. At the same time, it gives an unsparing account of the xenophobia and bureaucratic infighting that nearly prevented their rescue-and that helped to seal the fate of countless other European Jews for whom escape was never an option.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789203332
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Imprint: Berghahn Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.53089924
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 307
Weight: 628g
Height: 200mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 20mm