International Jewish Humanitarianism in the Age of the Great War


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Cambridge University Press
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7.7 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author

Jaclyn Granick is Lecturer in History and Religion at Cardiff University.


'The Great War was a pivotal moment in the evolution of humanitarian activism. Granick's landmark study breaks new ground by recognizing the central place of Jews and Jewish causes at this critical juncture: it represents essential reading not just for Jewish historians, but for historians of US foreign policy, humanitarian activism and global civil society.' Abigail Green, author of Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero
'Jaclyn Granick's book is a pathbreaking study. Within the growing research on the history of the aid sector's formative period after the First World War it fills an important gap. It will serve as an invaluable reference with regard to the distinct role of American Jewish organizations.' Daniel Maul, author of The International Labour Organization: 100 Years of Global Social Policy
'This is a pioneering monograph on global Jewish social policy from the First World War through the 1920s. Granick deftly illustrates the synergy between American-Jewish funders and administrative experts in Europe, their Herculean efforts to assist Jews in war-torn regions, and the challenges they faced as trans-national actors in a world increasingly defined by nation-states.' Derek Penslar, author of Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe
'Overall, Granick tells an important story that contextualizes the relative positions of European, Palestinian, and American Jewish communities between the world wars ... Recommended.' A. Lieberman Colgan, Choice Magazine