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Author Steinacher, Gerald, author
Title Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust / Gerald Steinacher
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom; New York, NY : Oxford University Press 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HV568 .S74 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020544318
 Modern History Library  361.77209 S819    AVAILABLE    30550100635281
Edition First Edition
Descript xiv, 330 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-326) and index
"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. These actions did little to silence the ICRC's critics, who unfavourably compared the 'shabby' neutrality of the Swiss with the 'good' neutrality of the Swedes. 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. This uncompromising new history tells the remarkable and intriguing story of how the ICRC successfully escaped the shadow of its ambiguous escaped the shadow of its ambiguous wartime record to forge a new role and a new identity in the post-1945 world"-- 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
HISTORY / Europe / Western. bisacsh
HISTORY / Holocaust. bisacsh
HISTORY / Military / World War II. bisacsh
International Committee of the Red Cross. fast (OCoLC)fst00552079
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst00958866
World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924
Humanitarianism. fast (OCoLC)fst00963578
War work -- Red Cross. fast (OCoLC)fst01355301
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
International Red Cross gnd
Judenvernichtung gnd
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