The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. Mcdonald And Hitler's Victims by Greg BurgessThe League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. Mcdonald And Hitler's Victims by Greg Burgess

The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. Mcdonald And Hitler's Victims

byGreg Burgess

Hardcover | October 20, 2016

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Greg Burgess's important new study explores the short life of the High Commission for Refugees (Jewish and Other) Coming from Germany, from its creation by the League of Nations in October 1933 to the resignation of High Commissioner, James G. McDonald, in December 1935. The book relates the history of the first stage of refugees from Germany through the prism of McDonald and the High Commission. It analyses the factors that shaped the Commission's formation, the undertakings the Commission embarked upon and its eventual failure owing to external complications. The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany argues that, in spite of the Commission's failure, the refugees from Nazi Germany and the High Commission's work mark a turn in conceptions of international humanitarian responsibilities when a state defies standards of proper behaviour towards its citizens. From this point on, it was no longer considered sufficient or acceptable for states to respect the sovereign rights of another if the rights of citizens were being violated. Greg Burgess discusses this idea, amongst others, in detail as part of what is a crucial volume for all scholars and students of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and modern Jewish history.
Greg Burgess is Senior Lecturer in History at Deakin University, Australia, and specialises in the history of France and its experiences of refugees and their protection during the 19th and 20th centuries. He is the author of Refuge in the Land of Liberty: France and its Refugees from the Revolution to the End of Asylum, 1787-1939 (200...
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Title:The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. Mcdonald And Hitler's VictimsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 20, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:147427661X

ISBN - 13:9781474276610

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations List of Tables List of Illustrations Introduction 1. The Refugees from Nazism, 1933 2. James G. McDonald in Berlin and Geneva 3. The High Commissioner for Refugees (Jewish and Other) Coming from Germany 4. The Lausanne Office, December 1933 5. Pricking their Conscience: Winter 1933-34 6. A Peaceable and Just Solution 7. Plans and Illusions 8. Reckoning: Winter 1934-1935 9. Mission to Latin America 10. Disillusion: Spring and Summer 1935 11. Reform and Resignation 12. Postscript Conclusion Bibliography Index

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This timely book highlights a 'sorry tale' that illuminates the past and has relevance to modern-day global refugee crises.