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Shores Of Refuge: A Hundred Years Of Jewish Emigration
Shores Of Refuge: A Hundred Years Of Jewish Emigration
By Ronald Sanders
Henry Holt, 1988, 673 pp
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The subject of Jewish emigration from Central and Eastern Europe, from the 19th-century pogroms through two world wars to the problem of the Soviet refuseniks today, is too large even for a volume of this forbidding size. The first part of the book, the period of "classic emigration," is relatively uncontroversial. The events of the second part, including World War II and the failure of the Western democracies to do more to stop the Holocaust, have given rise to accusations and dispute, and here the author reaches moderate and judicious conclusions, especially where President Roosevelt's role is concerned.