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International Jewish humanitarianism in the age of the Great War

Granick, Jaclyn 2021. International Jewish humanitarianism in the age of the Great War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

In 1914, seven million Jews across Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean were caught in the crossfire of warring empires in a disaster of stupendous, unprecedented proportions. In response, American Jews developed a new model of humanitarian relief for their suffering brethren abroad, wandering into American foreign policy as they navigated a wartime political landscape. The effort continued into peacetime, touching every interwar Jewish community in these troubled regions through long-term refugee, child welfare, public health, and poverty alleviation projects. Against the backdrop of war, revolution, and reconstruction, this is the story of American Jews who went abroad in solidarity to rescue and rebuild Jewish lives in Jewish homelands. As they constructed a new form of humanitarianism and re-drew the map of modern philanthropy, they rebuilt the Jewish Diaspora itself in the image of the modern social welfare state.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108860697
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 15:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/134656

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