Michael Dobbs - The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In October 1940 the Nazis expelled 6,504 Jews from southwest Germany to concentration camps in Vichy France. After a long and agonizing struggle, one in four deportees got visas to the U.S. or other countries; the rest died in the French camps or in Auschwitz. This harrowing chapter of the Holocaust is the focus of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s major seven-year exhibition, The Americans and the Holocaust, for which this book is the official publication. Written by Michael Dobbs, a former Washington Post reporter now on the Holocaust Museum staff, the book tells the story of the “unwanted” Jews, many of whom came from the village of Kippenheim. With unprecedented access to letters, journals, and rare photographic evidence of the expulsion, Dobbs vividly recreates the deportees’ experience, juxtaposing it with accounts of the policy debates going on at the same time in the American government.


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ISBN: 9781524733193
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Published: Knopf - April 2nd, 2019

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