9780300243871-0300243871-Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe

Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe

ISBN-13: 9780300243871
ISBN-10: 0300243871
Author: Leff, Laurel
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300243871
ISBN-10: 0300243871
Author: Leff, Laurel
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 368 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leff, Laurel wrote Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe comprising 368 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300243871 and 9780300243871. Since then Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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A harrowing account of the profoundly consequential decisions American universities made about refugee scholars from Nazi-dominated Europe

The United States’ role in saving Europe’s intellectual elite from the Nazis is often told as a tale of triumph, which in many ways it was. America welcomed Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi, Hannah Arendt and Herbert Marcuse, Rudolf Carnap and Richard Courant, among hundreds of other physicists, philosophers, mathematicians, historians, chemists, and linguists who transformed the American academy. Yet for every scholar who survived and thrived, many, many more did not.

To be hired by an American university, a refugee scholar had to be world-class and well connected, not too old and not too young, not too right and not too left and, most important, not too Jewish. Those who were unable to flee were left to face the horrors of the Holocaust. In this rigorously researched book, Laurel Leff rescues from obscurity scholars who were deemed “not worth saving” and tells the riveting, full story of the hiring decisions universities made during the Nazi era.
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