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Author Steinacher, Gerald, author.

Title Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust / Gerald Steinacher.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 2017.
©2017

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    361.772 STE    Available
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Edition First Edition.
Description xiv, 330 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-326) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The birth of an idea -- The silence on the Holocaust -- Intervention and opportunism -- The Red Cross in crisis -- Between Geneva and Nuremberg -- The ICRC and aid politics in ruins -- The humanitarians and the Nazis -- A window of opportunity -- Towards the Geneva Conventions - Conclusion.
Summary "Under fire for its failure to speak out against the Holocaust or to extend substantial assistance to Jews trapped in Nazi camps across Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was desperatel to salvage its reputation. ... The organization emerged from the world war with a new commitment to protecting civilians caught in the crossfire of conflict. But it did so while defending former Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials and issuing travel papers to many of Hitler's former henchmen. ... In spite all of this, by the end of the decade, the ICRC had emerged triumphant from its moment of existential crisis, navigating the new global order to reaffirm its leadership in world humanitarian affairs..."-- Book jacket.
Subject International Committee of the Red Cross -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Red Cross.
Humanitarianism -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780198704935 (hardcover)
0198704933 (hardcover)

 
    
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