Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pg. 99: Marion Kaplan's "Hitler’s Jewish Refugees"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal by Marion Kaplan.

About the book, from the publisher:
An award-winning historian presents an emotional history of Jewish refugees biding their time in Portugal as they attempt to escape Nazi Europe

This riveting book describes the experience of Jewish refugees as they fled Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal until they could reach safer havens abroad. Drawing attention not only to the social and physical upheavals of refugee life, Kaplan highlights their feelings as they fled their homes and histories while begging strangers for kindness. An emotional history of fleeing, this book probes how specific locations touched refugees’ inner lives, including the borders they nervously crossed or the overcrowded transatlantic ships that signaled their liberation.
Learn more about Hitler’s Jewish Refugees at the Yale University Press website.

The Page 99 Test: Hitler’s Jewish Refugees.

--Marshal Zeringue