Mendelsohn, John and Donald S. Detwiler, Editors. Relief in Hungary and the Failure of the Joel Brand Mission. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. xviii, 249 pp. 8-1/2" x 11." Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190156. ISBN-10: 1616190159. Hardcover. New. $95. * Volume 15, The Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes. As the fortunes of war turned against the Germans, the Nazis were willing to trade Jewish lives for urgently needed commodities. They hoped also that negotiating only with the Western Allies might drive a wedge into the Grand Alliance. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Hungary and in the negotiations involving Joel Brand, an officer of the Assistance and Rescue Committee in Budapest. Brand went to Istanbul with a Nazi offer to spare the lives of a million Jews in return for 10,000 trucks (to be used only against the Russians) and a few other commodities. The British arrested Brand when he entered Syria from Turkey and denounced the truck deal; and the slaughter of Hungarian Jews continued. In addition to the Brand mission dossier, the facsimiles reproduced in this volume include documentation of activities of the War Refugee Board in Hungary, the views of SS Colonel Kurt Becher on the situation of the Jews in Hungary and the Brand negotiations. Contains 59 documents of source materials, carefully chosen from the thousands preserved at the U.S. National Archives. A detailed table of contents lists and provides the source for each document. The volumes in the series are grouped topically: PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Early Phase, 1933-1939, 2. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Later Phase, 1939-1943, 3. The Crystal Night Pogrom, 4. Propaganda and Aryanization, 1938-1944, 5. Jewish Emigration from 1933 to the Evian Conference of 1938, 6. Jewish Emigration 1938-1940: Rublee Negotiations and the Intergovernmental Committee, 7. Jewish Emigration: The S.S. St. Louis Affair and Other Cases THE KILLING OF THE JEWS 8. Deportation of the Jews to the East: Stettin, 1940, to Hungary, 1944, 9. Medical Experiments on Jewish Inmates of Concentration Camps, 10. The Einsatzgruppen or Murder Commandos, 11. The Wannsee Protocol and a 1944 Report on Auschwitz by the Office of Strategic Services, 12. The "Final Solution" in t.
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