Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust Era - Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society (Hardback)
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Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust Era - Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 236 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
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Even before Japan joined Nazi Germany in the Axis Alliance, its leaders clarified to the Nazi regime that the attitude of the Japanese government and people to the Jews was totally different than that of the official German position and that it had no intention of taking measures against the Jews that could be seen as racially motivated. During World War II some 40,000 Jews found themselves under Japanese occupation in Manchuria, China and countries of South East Asia. Virtually all of them survived the war, unlike their brethren in Europe. This book traces the evolution of Japan's policy towards the Jews from the beginning of the 20th century, the existence of anti-Semitism in Japan, and why Japan ignored repeated Nazi demands to become involved in the ""final solution"".

Publisher: Academic Studies Press
ISBN: 9781618115225
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Japan's attitude to and policies toward Jews from 1933 to 1945 -- the years that coincided with the rise and fall of Nazi Germany -- is the subject of Meron Medzini's fine and fascinating work of scholarship, Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews During the Holocaust Period ... Medzini, a Hebrew University historian, is one of the few scholars who has exhaustively delved into this intriguing topic ... Medzini's wide-ranging book fills the gap quite admirably. He deals with the influx of Jews into Japan from the mid-19th century, the image of Jews in Japanese society, the export of antisemitism to Japan, the treatment meted out to Jews in Japanese-occupied Manchuria, China and Southeast Asia and the policies Japan formulated with respect to Jewish refugees."--Sheldon Kirshner, The Times of Israel, 5 Feb 2017
Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun is a timely book that presents both experts and laymen with an excellent overview of up-to-date research on this topic in a readable and engaging form.--Rotem Kowner, Professor of Asian Studies, University of Haifa "Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs "
[Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun] is a very good addition to Japanese-Jewish historical literature. ... While there are other general books about Jews in Japan, this book's focus on the WWII years makes it somewhat unique. The book contains an excellent selected bibliography as well as endnotes which will aid students and scholars for further research. Recommended for all academic libraries and libraries that collect in Diaspora or WWII history.--Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

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