Four reasons contributed to making Vienna a unique location from which to pursue emigration: Austria's annexation to Germany, the size of the Viennese Jewish community, the implementation of the conveyor-system of receiving immigration documents at the Zentralstelle and the leniency with which American consuls interpreted immigration policy. As a result, two-thirds of all Austrian Jews emigrated from Vienna and found refuge throughout the world. Wiley's humanitarian policies set a precedent which allowed as many Jews as was legally possible to leave, and created a middle ground where American Foreign Service Officers could respond sympathetically without jeopardizing their careers.... clearly aware of the Nazisa#39; push for Jewish emigration.18 The newspapers not only focused on the aquot;how-toaquot; of emigration, but also the aquot;joysaquot; of emigration. ... a month or two at a time, and as a result appeared to give readers an in-depth view of all the possibilities for life after emigration. ... aquot;Fitting in in San Francisco, aquot; aquot;As a Doctor in Pennsylvania, aquot; aquot;Settling Down in Chicago, aquot; and aquot;In the Capital of Iowa.
|Title||:||"Experts in Misery"? American Consuls in Austria, Jewish Refugees and Restrictionist Immigration Policy, 1938--1941|
|Author||:||Melissa Jane Taylor|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|