Rescue and Flight: American Relief Workers Who Defied the Nazis by Susan SubakRescue and Flight: American Relief Workers Who Defied the Nazis by Susan Subak

Rescue and Flight: American Relief Workers Who Defied the Nazis

bySusan SubakAfterword byWilliam F. Schulz

Hardcover | May 1, 2010

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When Susan Elisabeth Subak discovered that members of the Unitarian Church had helped her Jewish father immigrate to the United States, she was unaware of the impact the organization had made during World War II. After years of research, Subak uncovers the little-known story of the Unitarian Service Committee, which rescued European refugees during World War II, and the remarkable individuals who made it happen.
The Unitarian Service Committee was among the few American organizations committed to helping refugees during World War II. The staff who ran the committee assisted those endangered by the Nazi regime, from famous writers and artists to the average citizen. Part of a larger network of American relief workers, the Unitarian Committee helped refugees negotiate the official and legal channels of escape and, when those methods failed, the more complex underground channels. From their offices in Portugal and southern France they created escape routes through Europe to the United States, South America, and England, and rescued thousands, often at great personal risk.
Susan Elisabeth Subak has written numerous articles and essays that have appeared in such publications as the New Republic and Climatic Change. William F. Schulz served as executive director of Amnesty International USA from 1994 to 2006. He is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and chairs the board of the Unitarian Un...
Title:Rescue and Flight: American Relief Workers Who Defied the NazisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:342 pages, 9.25 × 6.4 × 1.05 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803225253

ISBN - 13:9780803225251

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations  



1. Prague, 1939  

2. Marseille and Lisbon, 1940

3. Lisbon and Marseille, 1940

4. Marseille, 1941     

5. Marseille, 1942     

6. Geneva, Lisbon, and Marseille, 1943   

7. New York, Lisbon, Paris, and Prague, 1944-45


Afterword by William F. Schulz     





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