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Author Hobson Faure, Laura, author
Title Plan Marshall juif. English
A "Jewish Marshall Plan" : the American Jewish presence in post-Holocaust France / Laura Hobson Faure
Imprint Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2022
book jacket
 Modern History Library  940.53187 H684    AVAILABLE    30550100706496
Descript xix, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series The modern Jewish experience
Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington, Ind.)
Note "This book represents a fully revised second edition of its French version, which first appeared in 2013"--Page xiii
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-334) and index
Introduction -- Before the "Jewish Marshall Plan": considering the diaspora -- Jewish encounters in liberation France: chaplains, soldiers, survivors -- Emerging from catastrophe: American and French Jewish welfare in the immediate postwar period -- Long-term reconstruction: the end of French dependence? -- American Jewish organizations and the postwar world: a political presence -- "From charity to social work": American Jewish aid and the reform of French social work -- Conclusion
"While the role the United States played in France's liberation from Nazi Germany is widely celebrated, it is less well known that American Jewish individuals and organizations mobilized to reconstruct Jewish life in France after the Holocaust. In A "Jewish Marshall Plan," Laura Hobson Faure explores how American Jews committed themselves and hundreds of millions of dollars to bring much needed aid to their French coreligionists. Hobson Faure sheds light on American Jewish chaplains, members of the Armed Forces, and those involved with Jewish philanthropic organizations who sought out Jewish survivors and became deeply entangled with the communities they helped to rebuild. While well intentioned, their actions did not always meet the needs and desires of the French Jews. A "Jewish Marshall Plan" examines the complex interactions, exchanges, and solidarities created between American and French Jews following the Holocaust. Challenging the assumption that French Jews were passive recipients of aid, this work reveals their work as active partners who negotiated their own role in the reconstruction process."--Provided by publisher
Translated from the French
Subject American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Jews, American -- France -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- United States -- Charities
Jews -- Services for -- France -- History
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- France
France -- History -- 1945-1958
Alt Title American Jewish presence in post-Holocaust France
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