Picking Up the Pieces from Portugal to Palestine: Quaker Refugee Relief in World War II (Paperback)W. Howard Wriggins (author)
Paperback 258 Pages / Published: 14/06/2004
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As a conscientious objector prior to World War II, author Howard Wriggins joined the American Friends Service Committee, a non-governmental organization that, with its British counterpart, would receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 for their many years of refugee relief work. A young idealist who left his graduate studies in political science to assist refugees fleeing Hitler's madness, Wriggins batted out daily letters on an ancient Underwood portable to describe the cruel events he witnessed. He shares his experiences as he came to know numberless refugees and prisoners in Portugal, internees in Algiers, Yugoslavs fleeing in transport ships, refugees and Vatican officials in Italy, anguished French colleagues after years of Occupation, and Palestinians jammed into Gaza camps.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 215 x 141 x 16 mm
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