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Welcoming the undesirables : Brazil and the Jewish question, Jeffrey Lesser

Label
Welcoming the undesirables : Brazil and the Jewish question
Title
Welcoming the undesirables
Title remainder
Brazil and the Jewish question
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Lesser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Lesser, Jeff
Dewey number
981/.004924
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F2659.J5
LC item number
L54 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Immigrants
  • Antisemitism
  • Nationalism
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • HISTORY
  • Antisemitism
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Ethnic relations
  • Immigrants
  • Jews
  • Nationalism
  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Summary expansion
Jeffrey Lesser's invaluable book tells the poignant and puzzling story of how earlier this century, in spite of the power of anti-Semitic politicians and intellectuals, Jews made their exodus to Brazil, "the land of the future." What motivated the Brazilian government, he asks, to create a secret ban on Jewish entry in 1937 just as Jews desperately sought refuge from Nazism? And why, just one year later, did more Jews enter Brazil legally than ever before? The answers lie in the Brazilian elite's radically contradictory images of Jews and the profound effect of these images on Brazilian national identity and immigration policy.<br />Lesser's work reveals the convoluted workings of Brazil's wartime immigration policy as well as the attempts of desperate refugees to twist the prejudices on which it was based to their advantage. His subtle analysis and telling anecdotes shed light on such pressing issues as race, ethnicity, nativism, and nationalism in postcolonial societies at a time when "ethnic cleansing" in Europe is once again driving increasing numbers of refugees from their homelands
Label
Welcoming the undesirables : Brazil and the Jewish question, Jeffrey Lesser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Brazil and the Jews -- The "Other" arrives -- Nationalism, nativism, and restriction -- Brazil responds to the "Jewish question" -- Anti-semitism and philo-semitism? -- The pope, the dictator, and the refugees who never came -- Epilogue: Brazilian Jews, Jewish Brazilians -- The Jewish population of Brazil -- Jewish and general immigration to Brazil, 1881-1942 -- Port of Jewish arrivals in Brazil, 1925-1930 -- Jewish immigration to Brazil, 1925-1935 -- Jewish and general immigration to Brazil, 1925-1947 -- Jewish immigration to Brazil, by country of origin, 1933-1942 -- Jewish emigration from Germany and Jewish immigration to Brazil, 1933-1941 -- Jewish immigrants as a percentage of all immigrants to Brazil and other countries, 1933-1947
Control code
44957066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585192543
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780520084124
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957066
Label
Welcoming the undesirables : Brazil and the Jewish question, Jeffrey Lesser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Brazil and the Jews -- The "Other" arrives -- Nationalism, nativism, and restriction -- Brazil responds to the "Jewish question" -- Anti-semitism and philo-semitism? -- The pope, the dictator, and the refugees who never came -- Epilogue: Brazilian Jews, Jewish Brazilians -- The Jewish population of Brazil -- Jewish and general immigration to Brazil, 1881-1942 -- Port of Jewish arrivals in Brazil, 1925-1930 -- Jewish immigration to Brazil, 1925-1935 -- Jewish and general immigration to Brazil, 1925-1947 -- Jewish immigration to Brazil, by country of origin, 1933-1942 -- Jewish emigration from Germany and Jewish immigration to Brazil, 1933-1941 -- Jewish immigrants as a percentage of all immigrants to Brazil and other countries, 1933-1947
Control code
44957066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585192543
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780520084124
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957066

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