AJR Information in the Context of German-language Exile J ournal Publication, 1933-1945
Abstract:This article argues that the origins of the Association of Jewish Refugees Information are illuminated by an awareness of the exile press in general, and of the debate regarding the 'role' of the emigrants in a future Europe rid of fascism. This discussion dominated the pages of many journals, in particular those published in Britain and the USA. I distinguish the stance adopted by members of the AJR and by Jewish exiles in general from that favoured by other exiles. Many insisted upon the special situation of the Jews, whose 'German' identity was not in doubt, but for whom there could be no 'return to Germany' and who consequently committed themselves to their new homeland.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 31, 2001