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The Transfer Agreement

by Edwin Black

The Transfer Agreement is Edwin Black's compelling, award-winning story of a negotiated arrangement in 1933 between Zionist organizations and the Nazis to transfer some 50,000 Jews, and $100 million of their assets, to Jewish Palestine in exchange for stopping the worldwide Jewish-led boycott threatening to topple the Hitler regime in its first year.

This updated edition includes the author's stunning new introduction, a new Preface by former New York Times Books editor-in-chief Edward T. Chase, and a powerful new Afterword by Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham H. Foxman.
Edwin Black's research is striking in its dimension and scope. The vast uncovering of source material and its extensive use are almost overwhelming. He succeeds in crystallizing the various aspects of an almost worldwide problem into fluid and cohesive analysis. Yoav Gelber, Yad Vashem, Israel Holocaust Memorial "Black reconstructs in depressing detail the (Jewish world's) strident debates and acrimonious struggles ...while pursuing the increasingly unrealistic goal of bringing the Third Reich to its knees. A.J. Sherman, New York Times "A struggle to write a painful chapter in Jewish history. What Black began uncovering was a tangled account of an anguished moment in history, one that he at the center had to piece together from...forgotten archives, newspapers from the pre-WWII era and government records." Jan Cawley, Chicago Tribune Magazine
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