Starting Anew: Jewish Immigrants and Refugees sent to America’s Midwest from Nazi and Post WWII Germany
Historical Research 300
History | Holocaust and Genocide Studies | United States History
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This paper serves to investigate the reasoning as to why Jewish refugees and immigrants were sent to places in the Midwest. Through the analysis of many primary sources, specifically interviews of Jewish refugees and immigrants, this investigation reveals that the general reasons as to why Jewish immigrants and refugees were sent to the rural Midwest were rooted in economics as well as their assimilation into American society. The rural Midwest offered more potential economic opportunities than other urban areas and allowed Jewish immigrants and refugees to more easily assimilate into American life through various means.
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Fabish, Quinn. "Starting Anew: Jewish Immigrants and Refugees sent to America’s Midwest from Nazi and Post WWII Germany" (2021). Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies.
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2nd Place Winner, 2021