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The Resource The Berlin mission : the American who resisted Nazi Germany from within, Richard Breitman

The Berlin mission : the American who resisted Nazi Germany from within, Richard Breitman

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The Berlin mission : the American who resisted Nazi Germany from within
Title
The Berlin mission
Title remainder
the American who resisted Nazi Germany from within
Statement of responsibility
Richard Breitman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1929, Raymond Geist went to Berlin as a consul and handled visas for emigrants to the US. Just before Hitler came to power, Geist expedited the exit of Albert Einstein. Once the Nazis began to oppress Jews and others, Geist's role became vitally important. It was Geist who extricated Sigmund Freud from Vienna and Geist who understood the scale and urgency of the humanitarian crisis. Even while hiding his own homosexual relationship with a German, Geist fearlessly challenged the Nazi police state whenever it abused Americans in Germany or threatened US interests. He made greater use of a restrictive US immigration quota and secured exit visas for hundreds of unaccompanied children. All the while, he maintained a working relationship with high Nazi officials such as Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, and Hermann Göring. While US ambassadors and consuls general cycled in and out, the indispensable Geist remained in Berlin for a decade. An invaluable analyst and problem solver, he was the first American official to warn explicitly that what lay ahead for Germany's Jews was what would become known as the Holocaust
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breitman, Richard
Dewey number
943/.004924009043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geist, Raymond Herman
  • Consuls
  • Jews
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Germany
Label
The Berlin mission : the American who resisted Nazi Germany from within, Richard Breitman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visas -- The rise of the Nazis -- Americans encounter the Nazi revolution -- Very private lives -- Probing the new state -- Immigration and emigration -- Post-Olympic competition -- Austria and Freud -- The refugee crisis -- Kristallnacht -- Testing Göring -- Children -- Toward war -- From afar -- Indirect influence
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9781541742161
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019019036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2019019036
  • 686515
Label
The Berlin mission : the American who resisted Nazi Germany from within, Richard Breitman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visas -- The rise of the Nazis -- Americans encounter the Nazi revolution -- Very private lives -- Probing the new state -- Immigration and emigration -- Post-Olympic competition -- Austria and Freud -- The refugee crisis -- Kristallnacht -- Testing Göring -- Children -- Toward war -- From afar -- Indirect influence
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9781541742161
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019019036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2019019036
  • 686515

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