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About Time: The History of the War Refugee Board

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dc.contributor.advisor Deshmukh, Marion
dc.contributor.author Erbelding, Rebecca
dc.creator Erbelding, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-29T18:40:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-29T18:40:40Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9646
dc.description.abstract President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the War Refugee Board (WRB) in January 1944 to formulate and effectuate plans for the relief and rescue of Jews and other persecuted minorities from the threat of Nazi atrocities (what we now know as the Holocaust). This dissertation is a chronological narrative history of the WRB and, by relying on primary source documentation, presents the agency's work within the context of World War II and of the information and possibilities known to the WRB staff, most of whom were Treasury Department lawyers with little experience with relief work. As the War Refugee Board was the official response of the United States to Nazi genocide, this work is meant to provide a reference work on the agency itself and to complicate overly simplistic assumptions on the topic of American response to the Holocaust.
dc.format.extent 806 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Rebecca Erbelding
dc.subject American history en_US
dc.subject European history en_US
dc.subject Modern history en_US
dc.subject Holocaust en_US
dc.subject Rescue and relief en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject War Refugee Board en_US
dc.subject World War II en_US
dc.title About Time: The History of the War Refugee Board
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline History en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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