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Hitler's Jewish RefugeesHope and Anxiety in Portugal$
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Marion Kaplan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300244250

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300244250.001.0001

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Emotional Dissonance

Emotional Dissonance

Adults Mourn Losses, Their Children Look Forward

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(p.127) 4. Emotional Dissonance
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Hitler's Jewish Refugees
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Marion Kaplan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300244250.003.0005

This chapter examines Jewish refugees' responses to life in Portugal. Portugal offered adult refugees the space and time to look back with sadness. Adults felt intense dismay as they lingered between a destroyed past and an uncertain future. Many mourned their loss of home and homeland, amounting to a loss of self. Moreover, ordeals under fascism, harrowing escapes, and the escalating desperation of family and friends left behind haunted them. In contrast, while their elders had lost their past and present, as well as the futures they had counted on, young people often experienced excitement and adventure, and looked forward to the future. Women and men also reacted differently to their losses and helplessness, even if gendered behavior flattened a bit.

Keywords:   Jewish refugees, Portugal, adult refugees, home, homeland, loss of self, fascism, young refugees, gendered behavior

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