chapter  5
No Safe Haven: The World and the Jewish Question, 1933-1939
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Germany’s policies toward its Jews became progressively more brutal between 1933 and 1939 in the hope that Jews would emigrate. The response in Poland and Romania was to treat their Jewish populations worse than before so that they too would leave. The Jewish question thus entered a more urgent, global phase. Could the democratic states and Jewish groups abroad improve life for Jews in Germany or eastern Europe? Would they provide refuge for Jews who wished desperately to emigrate?