The Red Cross and the Holocaust

Jean-Claude Favez ; edited and translated by John and Beryl Fletcher

The Red Cross and the Holocaust presents a startling new assessment of the role of the world's most famous charity in World War II. Was the Red Cross aware of the appalling sufferings of the victims of the concentration camps? How much did its International Committee know about the deportation and extermination of the Jews in Europe? Did it try to protect the persecuted Jews? In what ways could it have helped them, given the neutrality which was the basis of its foundation? These questions have remained unanswered for more than fifty years and have sparked off bitter debates. Jean-Claude Favez here presents a fundamental reappraisal, informed by unrivalled access to the archives of the Red Cross. This magisterial work includes a chronology, indices, biographical notes, and a statement by the charity's current leaders: anyone interested in the complexity and tragedy of the Holocaust will find this compelling reading.

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  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Background: 1. The Red Cross, political prisoners and racial persecution before 1939
  • 2. Secrecy, rumour, information
  • 3. The door that stayed shut
  • 4. Ways and means
  • Part II. The ICRC and Political and Racial Persecution in Hitler's Europe: 5. The occupied countries
  • 6. The satellites
  • 7. The Axis allies
  • Part III. Another Turn of the Screw: 8. The drama of retreat, persecution and action played out in Hungary
  • 9. Aid and protection on the eve of liberation
  • 10. Conclusion.

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書名 The Red Cross and the Holocaust
著作者等 Favez, Jean-Claude
Fletcher, Beryl
Fletcher, John
書名別名 Une mission impossible?
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xxxii, 353 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 052141587X
NCID BA48578896
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 イギリス