Irith Cherniavsky
Publisher: unknown
Pages: 314

The tragic battle of the Polish Jews for emigration in the period before the Holocaust. At the Last Moment is a riveting book based on the doctoral work of Irith Cherniavsky, which deals with Polish Jewry between the two world wars, and documents their desire to leave under enormous hardship in order to save themselves in the years preceding the Holocaust. Even before World War II and the Holocaust Poland had turned into a trap for its Jewish residents. Over three million Jews lived in the country, many of whom wished to leave, but only a small percentage were able to get exit permits and flee. The limited number of permits available drove them to a desperate fight for every single certificate. The book describes the struggle for emigration and presents this tragic situation from the viewpoint of the individual: Poland’s bad financial, social and political situation, and the even ...
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