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The Resource Never despair : sixty years in the service of the Jewish people and the cause of human rights, Gerhart M. Riegner ; translated from the French by William Sayers

Never despair : sixty years in the service of the Jewish people and the cause of human rights, Gerhart M. Riegner ; translated from the French by William Sayers

Label
Never despair : sixty years in the service of the Jewish people and the cause of human rights
Title
Never despair
Title remainder
sixty years in the service of the Jewish people and the cause of human rights
Statement of responsibility
Gerhart M. Riegner ; translated from the French by William Sayers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "Born into a cultivated, middle-class Jewish family in Germany, as a young man Riegner fled the country, moving soon to Switzerland after Hitler's 1933 rise to power. He went to work for the World Jewish Congress and stayed with that organization all his life, taking on many of its most difficult assignments and most crucial initiatives: rescue programs and diplomacy in response to the Holocaust; broad-scale human rights struggles at the League of Nations and later at the United Nations; relations with Christian churches; advocacy on behalf of North African Jewry; German reparations; and work with international student organizations."
  • "In Never Despair, Riegner recounts his efforts behind the scenes and offers a firsthand estimate of many of the leading international figures of the past century. This is an essential book for students of the Holocaust and of the Jewish role in world affairs from World War II to the end of the century."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riegner, Gerhart
Dewey number
  • 305.892/40092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.G5
LC item number
R47613 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Jews
  • Riegner, Gerhart
  • World Jewish Congress
  • Catholic Church
Label
Never despair : sixty years in the service of the Jewish people and the cause of human rights, Gerhart M. Riegner ; translated from the French by William Sayers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and family origins -- The time of the Shoah and the "Riegner telegram" -- The straggle for human rights -- Our relations with Christian churches -- Working for North African Jewry -- Other international activities -- The Jewish student movement and international university organizations -- The World Jewish Congress -- Into the new millennium
Control code
63703841
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 459 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781566636964
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781566636964
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Never despair : sixty years in the service of the Jewish people and the cause of human rights, Gerhart M. Riegner ; translated from the French by William Sayers
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and family origins -- The time of the Shoah and the "Riegner telegram" -- The straggle for human rights -- Our relations with Christian churches -- Working for North African Jewry -- Other international activities -- The Jewish student movement and international university organizations -- The World Jewish Congress -- Into the new millennium
Control code
63703841
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 459 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781566636964
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781566636964
Other physical details
illustrations

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