The Unwanted

9781566399555: Paperback
Release Date: 31st December 2001

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 432

Series Politics History & Social Chan

Temple University Press

The Unwanted

European Refugees From 1St World War

Paperback / £31.00

List of MapsForeword – Aristide R. ZolbergPreface to the New EditionPrefaceIntroductionPart I: Toward a Mass Movement1. The Nineteenth Century2. The Jewish Exodus from Eastern Europe3. The Balkans and the "Unmixing of Peoples"Part II: Thenansenera4. The Great War and Upheaval in Eastern Europe5. Refugees and the Collapse of the Tsarist EmpireJewish Refugees in Eastern EuropeForcible Repatriation to the Soviet UnionUNRRA6. Refugees on the MoveGermansJews7. The IRO and the "Last Million"Epilogue Contemporary EuropeRefugees and the Origins of the Cold WarShapinga UN Agency: UNHCRCold War RefugeesDiminished Importance of EuropeSettling Old BusinessNew RefugeesNotesIndex

Michael R. Marrus is Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of five books, including, most recently, The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945-46: A Documentary History.Aristide R. Zolberg is University-in-Exile Professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City and Director of the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship. He is the author or editor of many books, including Escape from Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World.

"Marrus manages to offer an even-handed, superbly documented, and clearly written analysis of each episode [of European refugee flows], while simultaneously unraveling the web of another story: the evolution of international procedures and institutions that would act as occasional buffers, but more frequently as impartial but concerned middlemen, in refugee-generating crises."—Demetrios G. Papademetriou, American Political Science Review

"It is usually the most extreme aspect of calamity that attracts our attention.... Somehow, human suffering on an aggregate level seems best understood when presented in the category of death. Michael Marrus's impressive study implicitly challenges this wide-ranging epistemology of human misery and destruction by making not the millions of killed but rather an even greater mass of refugees the subject of his meticulous study. The argument is simple, yet convincing. For Marrus, the phenomenon of refugees on a massive scale is inextricably linked to the development of modern politics and society.... [W]e should be grateful to Marrus for having provided us with a fine study of a topic that should command the constant attention of all decent human beings in the world."—Andrei S. Markovits, The Journal of Modern History

"Heinrich Böll has called this 'the century of prisoners and refugees.' Michael Marrus's carefully crafted book helps to explain why this is so."—Peter I. Rose, The Christian Science Monitor

"The most comprehensive description of the European refugee problem...Well written and rich in references."—The American Journal of International Law