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Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua, 1940-1945, Paperback, 1st Edition by Kaplan, Marion A (Used)

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Paperback: 1st Edition
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Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Paperback : 255 pages
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Kaplan, Marion A
ISBN-10: 0971685932
ISBN-13: 9780971685932

Product Description This is the story of a small group of Jews, who, fleeing for their lives from Nazi persecution, found a welcoming haven in the Dominican Republic. The settlers arrived amid lush, tropical vegetation and could only describe this refuge as paradise. But they faced daunting problems. Middle-class, urban Europeans, they needed to learn a new language and acquire new skills while adjusting to a new climate and worrying about loved ones left behind in Europe. They created a Jewish community with a synagogue, built a school, and a thriving dairy industry, working side by side with Dominicans in an atmosphere that was distinguished by its lack of Anti-Semitism. About the Author Marion A. Kaplan is Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University. Robert Liberles is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel. Steven Lowenstein is the Isadore Levine Professor of Jewish History at the University of Judaism. Trude Maurer is Professor of East European and Modern History, University of Goettingen.

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