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The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van Tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews, Bernard Wasserstein

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The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van Tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews
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The ambiguity of virtue
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Gertrude van Tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews
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Bernard Wasserstein
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  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
In May 1941, Gertrude van Tijn arrived in Lisbon on a mission of mercy from German-occupied Amsterdam. She came with Nazi approval to the capital of neutral Portugal to negotiate the departure from Hitler's Europe of thousands of German and Dutch Jews. Was this middle-aged Jewish woman, burdened with such a terrible responsibility, merely a pawn of the Nazis, or was her journey a genuine opportunity to save large numbers of Jews from the gas chambers? In such impossible circumstances, what is just action, and what is complicity? A moving account of courage and of all-too-human failings in the face of extraordinary moral challenges, The Ambiguity of Virtue tells the story of Van Tijn's work on behalf of her fellow Jews as the avenues that might save them were closed off. Between 1933 and 1940 Van Tijn helped organize Jewish emigration from Germany. After the Germans occupied Holland, she worked for the Nazi�appointed Jewish Council in Amsterdam and enabled many Jews to escape. Some later called her a heroine for the choices she made; others denounced her as a collaborator.--
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Wasserstein, Bernard
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940.531809492352092
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Tijn, Gertrude van
  • Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews, German
  • Jewish women
  • Women social workers
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The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van Tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews, Bernard Wasserstein
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"An earlier version of this book was published in Dutch as Gertrude van Tijn en het lot van de Nederlandse Joden by Nieuw Amsterdam, ©2013"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue 1. "Ruined Woman" 2. Rebuilding Lives 3. "Death Ships" 4. Gertrude's War 5. Mission to Lisbon 6. Crisis of Conscience 7. Help for the Departing 8. Trading with the Enemy 9. To the Bitter End 10. Last Exit from Amsterdam 11. Aftermath 12. A Reckoning Epilogue Sources Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index
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FIEb17551675
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780674281387
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (StEdNL)5143751
  • (UkLCURL)705143751
  • (OCoLC)861478330
Label
The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van Tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews, Bernard Wasserstein
Publication
Note
"An earlier version of this book was published in Dutch as Gertrude van Tijn en het lot van de Nederlandse Joden by Nieuw Amsterdam, ©2013"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue 1. "Ruined Woman" 2. Rebuilding Lives 3. "Death Ships" 4. Gertrude's War 5. Mission to Lisbon 6. Crisis of Conscience 7. Help for the Departing 8. Trading with the Enemy 9. To the Bitter End 10. Last Exit from Amsterdam 11. Aftermath 12. A Reckoning Epilogue Sources Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index
Control code
FIEb17551675
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780674281387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (StEdNL)5143751
  • (UkLCURL)705143751
  • (OCoLC)861478330

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