The Uprooted

The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People

Author: Oscar Handlin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217889

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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"Oscar Handlin was the scholar most responsible for establishing the legitimacy of immigration history."--Gary Gerstle, author of
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The Uprooted

Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

Author: Susan F. Martin,Patricia Weiss Fagen,Kari Jorgensen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110836

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational, political, and conceptual shortcomings that are creating the gaps and inefficiencies of international and national agencies to reach entire categories of forced migrants. They make policy-based recommendations to improve international, regional, national, and local responses in areas including organization, security, funding, and durability of response.
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The Uprooted

A Hitler Legacy

Author: Dorit Bader Whiteman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738212075

Category: History

Page: 464

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Whiteman, who escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria with her family, is now a clinical psychologist in New York. Her impassioned, riveting study of the Jews who managed to leave Germany and Austria before Hitler implemented mass executions and death camps is based partly on interviews with 190 escapees. She tells the incredible story of the Kindertransport operation, which took 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied countries to England by train and ferry. Adolf Eichmann, then an emigration official, disdainfully approved this mass exodus. We learn of the formidable barriers escapees faced in getting out, of horrid or supportive foster homes, of the trauma and pain of being forcibly uprooted. Many escapees endured years of poverty before re-establihsing themselves. Whiteman rejects Hannah Arendt's thesis that German Jews' cultural assimilation led to their political blindness in a "fool's paradise." This is a distinctive contribution to Holocaust literature.
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The Time of the Uprooted

A Novel

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307429466

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Gamaliel Friedman is only a child when his family flees Czechoslovakia in 1939 for the relative safety of Hungary. For him, it will be the beginning of a life of rootlessness, disguise, and longing. Five years later, in desperation, Gamaliel’s parents entrust him to a young Christian cabaret singer named Ilonka. With his Jewish identity hidden, Gamaliel survives the war. But in 1956, to escape the stranglehold of communism, he leaves Budapest after painfully parting from Ilonka. Gamaliel tries, unsuccessfully, to find a place for himself in Europe. After a failed marriage, he moves to New York, where he works as a ghostwriter, living through the lives of others. Eventually he falls in with a group of exiles, including a rabbi––a mystic whose belief in the potential for grace in everyday life powerfully counters Gamaliel’s feelings of loss and dispossession. When Gamaliel is asked to help draw out an elderly, disfigured Hungarian woman who may be his beloved Ilonka, he begins to understand that a real life in the present is possible only if he will reconcile with his past. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Das dunkle Herz des Waldes

Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641171407

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 576

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Agnieszka liebt das Tal, in dem sie lebt: das beschauliche Dorf und den silbern glänzenden Fluss. Doch jenseits des Flusses liegt der Dunkle Wald, ein Hort böser Macht, der seine Schatten auf das Dorf wirft. Einzig der »Drache«, ein Zauberer, kann diese Macht unter Kontrolle halten. Allerdings fordert er einen hohen Preis für seine Hilfe: Alle zehn Jahre wird ein junges Mädchen ausgewählt, das ihm bis zur nächsten Wahl dienen muss – ein Schicksal, das beinahe so schrecklich scheint wie dem bösen Wald zum Opfer zu fallen. Der Zeitpunkt der Wahl naht und alle wissen, wen der Drache aussuchen wird: Agnieszkas beste Freundin Kasia, die schön ist, anmutig, tapfer – alles, was Agnieszka nicht ist. Niemand kann ihre Freundin retten. Doch die Angst um Kasia ist unbegründet. Denn als der Drache kommt, wählt er nicht Kasia, sondern Agnieszka.
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Words of the Uprooted

Jewish Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century America

Author: Robert A. Rockaway

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501724630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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American Jewish leaders, many of German extraction, created the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) in 1901 in order to disperse unemployed Jewish immigrants from New York City to smaller Jewish communities throughout the United States. The IRO was designed to help refugees from persecution in the Pale of Russia find jobs and community support and, secondarily, to reduce the Manhattan ghettoes and minimize antisemitism. In twenty-one years, the IRO distributed seventy-nine thousand East European Jews to over fifteen hundred cities and towns, including Chino, California; Des Moines, Iowa; and Pensacola, Florida. Wherever they went, these twice-displaced immigrants wrote letters to the IRO's main office. Robert A. Rockaway has selected, and translated from Yiddish, letters that describe the immigrants' new surroundings, work conditions, and living situations, as well as letters that give voice to typical tensions between the immigrants and their benefactors. Rockaway introduces the letters with an essay on conditions in the Pale and on early American Jewish attempts to assist emigrants.
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The uprooted

a sociological study of the refugees of West Bengal, India

Author: K. B. Pakrasi,Indian Statistical Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Refugees

Page: 172

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The uprooted

refugees and the United States : a multidisciplinary teaching guide

Author: David M. Donahue,Nancy Flowers

Publisher: Hunter House Publishers

ISBN: 9780897931229

Category: Education

Page: 210

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As the global community shrinks, the U.S. grows in ethnic and cultural diversity. A sensitivity to this diversity is crucial for todays society. The Uprooted helps students middle school age and older to understand the plight of refugees through activities that provide information, build empathy, and stimulate social action. Featuring 35 black-and-white photographs, this is a multidisciplinary teaching guide on one of the most pressing contemporary issues.
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The Uprooted

forced migration as an international problem in the post-war era

Author: Göran Rystad

Publisher: Krieger Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 340

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The Uprooted

Case Material on Ethnic Eritrean Deportees from Ethiopia Concerning Human Rights Violations

Author: Asmarom Legesse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Deportation

Page: 61

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The uprooted

a survivor's autobiography

Author: Yehoshuʻa Aibeshits

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 609

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Oscar Handlin's The Uprooted

A Critical Commentary

Author: Frederic Cople Jaher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 71

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The Uprooted

Hungarian Refugees and Their Impact on Hungary's Domestic Politics, 1918-1921

Author: István I. Mócsy

Publisher: East European Monographs

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 252

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This collection of short stories focuses on the Scottish civil war of 1644-45, in which the Marquis of Montrose led his royalist forces in a series of stunning victories against the odds before his final defeat at Philiphaugh. Each of Hogg's five tales centres on one of the five major battles of Montrose's brilliant but ultimately futile campaign. Each tale is utterly different from the others in genre and tone, but taken together they build up a composite picture of what it was like to experience the 'anarchy and confusion' of the time at first hand.
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The uprooted

agony and triumph among the debris of war

Author: Kanty Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 208

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Isaac Dov Berkowitz

Voice of the Uprooted

Author: Abraham Holz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The Uprooted

And Other Stories

Author: Michael Washburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781949180138

Category:

Page: N.A

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Headlines about displacement, identity, and alienation are in the news every day, but little real insight into these issues is available from Twitter feeds and short news items. The role of a fiction writer at the present juncture is not just to be always observing, as Henry James had it, but also to explore and analyze issues of global concern in all their richness and complexity. Michael Washburn's short stories, some of which have appeared in national and small-circulation periodicals, are reflections of a fractured world. They depict the adventures and trials of people unsure of their place in the world and desperate for a sense of belonging.
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The Uprooted

Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Author: Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Publisher: Southeast Asia: Politics, Mean

ISBN: 9780824875152

Category: History

Page: 280

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For over a century French officials in Indochina systematically uprooted métis children--those born of Southeast Asian mothers and white, African, or Indian fathers--from their homes. In many cases, and for a wide range of reasons--death, divorce, the end of a romance, a return to France, or because the birth was the result of rape--the father had left the child in the mother's care. Although the program succeeded in rescuing homeless children from life on the streets, for those in their mothers' care it was disastrous. Citing an 1889 French law and claiming that raising children in the Southeast Asian cultural milieu was tantamount to abandonment, colonial officials sought permanent, "protective" custody of the children, placing them in state-run orphanages or educational institutions to be transformed into "little Frenchmen." The Uprooted offers an in-depth investigation of the colony's child-removal program: the motivations behind it, reception of it, and resistance to it. Métis children, Eurasians in particular, were seen as a threat on multiple fronts--colonial security, white French dominance, and the colonial gender order. Officials feared that abandoned métis might become paupers or prostitutes, thereby undermining white prestige. Métis were considered particularly vulnerable to the lure of anticolonialist movements--their ambiguous racial identity and outsider status, it was thought, might lead them to rebellion. Métis children who could pass for white also played a key role in French plans to augment their own declining numbers and reproduce the French race, nation, and, after World War II, empire. French child welfare organizations continued to work in Vietnam well beyond independence, until 1975. The story of the métis children they sought to help highlights the importance--and vulnerability--of indigenous mothers and children to the colonial project. Part of a larger historical trend, the Indochina case shows striking parallels to that of Australia's "Stolen Generation" and the Indian and First Nations boarding schools in the United States and Canada. This poignant and little known story will be of interest to scholars of French and Southeast Asian studies, colonialism, gender studies, and the historiography of the family.
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