Turkey and the Holocaust

Turkey’s Role in Rescuing Turkish and European Jewry from Nazi Persecution, 1933–1945

Authors: Shaw, Stanford J.

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The neutrality maintained by Turkey during most of the Second World War enabled it to rescue thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in the Nazi-occupied or collaborating countries of Europe. This book shows how in France, the Turkish consuls in Paris and Marseilles intervened to protect Turkish Jews from application of anti-Jewish laws introduced both by the German occupying authorities and the Vichy government and rescued them from concentration camps, getting them off trains destined for the extermination chambers in the East, and arranging train caravans and other special transportation to take them through Nazi-occupied territory to safety in Turkey. 'an important and unique addition to the vast scholarship available on that tragic era' Rabbi Abraham Cooper

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STANFORD J. SHAW is Professor of Turkish and Judeo-Turkish History at the University of California in Los Angeles. He was previously Assistant and Associate Professor of Turkish Language and History at Harvard University and Director of its Near Eastern Summer Program. Professor Shaw pioneered the use of Ottoman archives in Istanbul while writing numerous books and articles on Ottoman and Turkish History and society including Between Old and New: The Ottoman Empire under Sultan Selim III and History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. He has served as President of the Turkish Studies Association of North America, was the founder and first editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, and has been an elected Honorary Member of the Turkish Historical Society of Ankara, Turkey since 1981 and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Turkish Studies, Washington DC since 1983. He received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim and Ford foundations and two major research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been awarded honorary degrees by Harvard Unievraity and the Bosporus University (Istanbul), and served as Fulbright Hayes Research Professor at the Bosporus University, Istanbul, in 1990-1991.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Turkey and the Jews, 1933–1945

    Shaw, Stanford J.

    Pages 1-45

  • Turkey’s Role in Rescuing Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust

    Shaw, Stanford J.

    Pages 46-254

  • Istanbul Activities in Rescuing European Jews from the Nazis

    Shaw, Stanford J.

    Pages 255-304

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Turkey and the Holocaust
Book Subtitle
Turkey’s Role in Rescuing Turkish and European Jewry from Nazi Persecution, 1933–1945
Authors
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Stanford J. Shaw
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-13041-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-13041-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-58234-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-13043-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 434
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