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Under the shadow of the rising sun : Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust era

Medzini, Meron (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn956947818
  • ISBN: 9781618115232
  • ISBN: 9781618115225
  • ISBN: 1644690241
  • ISBN: 9781644690246
  • ISBN: 1618115227
  • ISBN: 1618115235
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Published: Boston :Academic Studies Press,[2016]
  • Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, [2016]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [178]-197) and index.
Contents: Early Jewish settlers in Japan -- Jewish settlers in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century -- Japanese images of the Jews: myths, canards and fears -- Nazi antisemitism and its influence on Japan in the 1920's and 1930's -- Japanese Experts on Jews, Judaism, and Zionism -- Japan and the Jews of Manchuria beginning in 1931 -- Passports, entry visas, and transit visas: Japan's policy toward Jewish refugees (1935-1941) -- The Jews of Shanghai under Japanese rule -- Jews in the Japanese-Occupied territories during the war Yyears -- A Japanese righteous Gentile: the Sugihara case -- The Japanese policy toward the Jews in Japan's home islands -- "The Jewish question" in Japanese-German relations, 1936-1945 -- The Japanese, the Holocaust of European Jewry, and Israel.
Summary: "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""-- Provided by publisher.
Information Relating to Copyright Status: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Subject: Japan -- Ethnic relations
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1926-1945
Antisemitism -- Japan
Jewish refugees -- China
Jewish refugees -- Japan
Jews -- Japan -- History -- 20th century

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