Loading, please wait...

Rescue Board - by Rebecca Erbelding (Paperback)

About this item


Number of Pages: 400

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Holocaust

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Anchor Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Rebecca Erbelding

Language: English

Street Date: March 12, 2019
TCIN: 54542303
UPC: 9780525433743
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-4371
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


"An invaluable addition to the literature of the Holocaust." --Andrew Nagorski, author of The Nazi Hunters and Hitlerland

"Rebecca Erbelding brilliantly brings to life the gripping, little-known story of [a] transformative moment in American history and the crusading young government lawyers who made it happen." --Lynne Olson, New York Times bestselling author of Last Hope Island

"A landmark achievement, Rescue Board is the first history of the War Refugee Board. Meticulously researched and poignantly narrated, Rescue Board analyzes policies and practices while never losing sight of the human beings involved: the officials who sought to help and the victims in desperate need. Top-notch history: original and riveting." --Debórah Dwork, founding director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, and coauthor of Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946

"Erbelding writes vividly of intrigue and espionage, secret negotiations, money laundering, ransoming of victims, and rescue ships . . . [Her] history is an important contribution to understanding America's humanitarian efforts during and after WWII and a timely perspective." --Booklist

"Engagingly written, Rescue Board homes in on the individuals who managed to save the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied countries. A must-read for anyone concerned with the refugee crises of World War II and today." --Marion Kaplan, author of Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

"A fine work of scholarly detection, turning up a story that deserves to be much better known." --Kirkus Reviews

"Erbelding's account--both infuriating and inspiring--reveals an unnervingly timely history. This important book, taut as a thriller and historically authoritative, deepens our understanding of the American response to the Holocaust as well as the excruciating obstacles and crucial opportunities confronting citizens committed to saving victims of war and genocide." --Atina Grossmann, author of Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany

"If it were not based on real events, Rescue Board would rank as a first-rate thriller. This meticulously researched book tells the story of the race to save lives and cut through the cumbersome bureaucracy, hard-hearted officials, the fog of war, and the competing interests that impeded progress." --The Beacon

"This first book-length history of the [War Refugee Board] marks an important contribution to the history of the Holocaust, particularly as it relates to America's belated but vital efforts to stop it" --Publishers Weekly

"A brilliantly researched story, Rescue Board is also a disturbing reminder--especially relevant today--that anti-immigrant bigotry has vied continually with tolerance for control of our nation's soul. In Erbelding's retelling, the War Refugee Board is a historical lodestar for a future America trying, hopefully, to recover its role as a moral leader." --Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Shipping options

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 7.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.8 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: APO/FPO, United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Virgin Islands, U.S.

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the in-store purchase, ship date or online order pickup. See return policy for details.
See the return policy for complete information.

From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.