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Humanitarians at war

Gerald Steinacher

Humanitarians at war

the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust

by Gerald Steinacher

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Red Cross,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Humanitarianism,
  • War work,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • International Committee of the Red Cross,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-326) and index.

    StatementGerald Steinacher
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV568 .S74 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 330 pages
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27235850M
    ISBN 100198704933
    ISBN 109780198704935
    LC Control Number2016945572
    OCLC/WorldCa954018226


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