The League of Nations and the refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. McDonald and Hitler’s victims

Burgess, Gregory 2016, The League of Nations and the refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. McDonald and Hitler’s victims, Bloomsbury Academic, London, Eng..

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Title The League of Nations and the refugees from Nazi Germany: James G. McDonald and Hitler’s victims
Author(s) Burgess, GregoryORCID iD for Burgess, Gregory orcid.org/0000-0001-5472-5128
Publication date 2016
Total pages 224
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Refugees
Nazism
League of Nations
James G McDonald
High Commissioner for Refugees (Jewish and Other) Coming From Germany
Summary Greg Burgess's important new study explores the short life of the High Commission for Refugees (Jewish and Other) Coming from Germany, from its creation by the League of Nations in October 1933 to the resignation of High Commissioner, James G. McDonald, in December 1935.The book relates the history of the first stage of refugees from Germany through the prism of McDonald and the High Commission. It analyses the factors that shaped the Commission's formation, the undertakings the Commission embarked upon and its eventual failure owing to external complications.The League of Nations and the Refugees from Nazi Germany argues that, in spite of the Commission's failure, the refugees from Nazi Germany and the High Commission's work mark a turn in conceptions of international humanitarian responsibilities when a state defies standards of proper behaviour towards its citizens. From this point on, it was no longer considered sufficient or acceptable for states to respect the sovereign rights of another if the rights of citizens were being violated. Greg Burgess discusses this idea, amongst others, in detail as part of what is a crucial volume for all scholars and students of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and modern Jewish history.
ISBN 9781474276634
Language eng
Field of Research 210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman)
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
Copyright notice ©2016, Bloomsbury Academic
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