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Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal

Marion Kaplan


This book describes the experience of Jewish refugees as they fled Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal until they could reach safer havens abroad. As the Nazis launched the Holocaust, Lisbon emerged as the best way station for Jews to escape Europe for North and South America. Jewish refugees had begun fleeing the continent in the mid-1930s from ports closer to home. But after Germany defeated Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France, and Italy joined the war, all in the spring of 1940, Lisbon became the port of departure from Europe. Jewish refugees from western and eastern Europe aim ... More

Keywords: Jewish refugees, Hitler, Portugal, liberation, transatlantic ships, Holocaust, Lisbon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300244250
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300244250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marion Kaplan, author
New York University