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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
Title
The ambiguity of virtue
Title remainder
Gertrude van tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Wasserstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
In May 1941, Gertrude van Tijn arrived in Lisbon on a mission of mercy from German{u2010}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{u2010}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{u2010}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. Bernard Wasserstein's haunting narrative draws readers into the twilight world of wartime Europe, to expose the wrenching dilemmas that confronted Jews under Nazi occupation. Gertrude van Tijn's experience raises crucial questions about German policy toward the Jews, about the role of the Jewish Council, and about Dutch, American, and British responses to the persecution and mass murder of Jews on an unimaginable scale. --Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasserstein, Bernard
Dewey number
  • 940.53/1809492352092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.6
LC item number
.W3713 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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
Label
The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews, Bernard Wasserstein
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Publication
Copyright
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 -- "Ruined woman" -- Rebuilding lives -- "Death ships" -- Gertrude's war -- Mission to Lisbon -- Crisis of conscience -- Help for the departing -- Trading with the enemy -- To the bitter end -- Last exit from Amsterdam -- Aftermath -- A reckoning -- Epilogue
Control code
861478330
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780674281387
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013036032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478330
Label
The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews, Bernard Wasserstein
Publication
Copyright
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 -- "Ruined woman" -- Rebuilding lives -- "Death ships" -- Gertrude's war -- Mission to Lisbon -- Crisis of conscience -- Help for the departing -- Trading with the enemy -- To the bitter end -- Last exit from Amsterdam -- Aftermath -- A reckoning -- Epilogue
Control code
861478330
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780674281387
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013036032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478330

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