Coverart for item
The Resource Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust, Gerald Steinacher

Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust, Gerald Steinacher

Label
Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust
Title
Humanitarians at war
Title remainder
the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Steinacher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Under fire for its failure to speak out against the Holocaust or to extend substantial assistance to Jews trapped in Nazi camps across Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was desperate to salvage its reputation. ... The organization emerged from the world war with a new commitment to protecting civilians caught in the crossfire of conflict. But it did so while defending former Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials and issuing travel papers to many of Hitler's former henchmen. ... In spite all of this, by the end of the decade, the ICRC had emerged triumphant from its moment of existential crisis, navigating the new global order to reaffirm its leadership in world humanitarian affairs..."-- Book jacket
Summary
The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is one of the world's oldest, most prominent, and revered aid organizations. But at the end of World War II things could not have looked more different. Under fire for its failure to speak out against the Holocaust or to extend substantial assistance to Jews trapped in Nazi camps across Europe, the ICRC desperately needed to salvage its reputation in order to remain relevant in the post-war world. Indeed, the whole future of Switzerland's humanitarian flagship looked to hang in the balance at this time
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563773
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinacher, Gerald
Dewey number
361.7/7209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Humanitarianism
  • Humanitarianism
  • War work
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust
Label
Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust, Gerald Steinacher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-326) 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
Introduction -- The birth of an idea -- The silence on the Holocaust -- Intervention and opportunism -- The Red Cross in crisis -- Between Geneva and Nuremberg -- The ICRC and aid politics in ruins -- The humanitarians and the Nazis -- A window of opportunity -- Towards the Geneva Conventions - Conclusion
Control code
ocn954018226
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9780198704935
Lccn
2016945572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)954018226
Label
Humanitarians at war : the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust, Gerald Steinacher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-326) 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
Introduction -- The birth of an idea -- The silence on the Holocaust -- Intervention and opportunism -- The Red Cross in crisis -- Between Geneva and Nuremberg -- The ICRC and aid politics in ruins -- The humanitarians and the Nazis -- A window of opportunity -- Towards the Geneva Conventions - Conclusion
Control code
ocn954018226
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9780198704935
Lccn
2016945572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)954018226

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...