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Extraterritorial Jews

Gerard Daniel Cohen

in In War's Wake

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399684
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918423 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.003.0007

Series: Oxford Studies in International History

Extraterritorial Jews

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The chapter analyzes the place of Holocaust survivors and Jewish displaced persons within the postwar refugee regime. Recognized as a stateless and extraterritorial community, Jewish DPs nationalized the course of Jewish history and triggered unprecedented philosemitism in international politics. As much as the historical agency claimed by the survivors of the Final Solution, the skillful determination of the Zionist movement or the political backing of the Western and Eastern blocs, refugee humanitarianism enabled the advent of Jewish statehood.

Keywords: Earl Harrison; Zionism; American Jewish Conference; Nathan Feinberg; Jacob Robinson; Jewish refugees; International Refugee Organization

Chapter.  10433 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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