The Unwanted -- Michael Dobbs

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The Unwanted is the extensively researched and heart-wrenching story of Jewish families who, deported in 1940 from a small village near Germany’s Black Forest to camps in France, desperately sought American visas. While some made it to America, others didn’t and ended up dying in Auschwitz. As made clear by Michael Dobbs, a former Washington Post journalist now on the staff of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, many of the barriers to reaching the United States were raised by American authorities amid heated debates about immigration policy in a political climate marked by isolationism, anti-Semitism, and moral cowardice. This is not just a German story but also an America one, with lessons very relevant to our current times.

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524733193
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Published: Knopf - April 2nd, 2019

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