NEW BOOK: The Cyprus Detention Camps

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Dear Subscribers,

I would like to announce a new publication: The Cyprus Detention Camps: The Essential Research Guide.

Here's the "blurb" from the publisher's website:

Beginning in August 1946, stateless and visaless Jews--most of them survivors of the Nazi death camps--who sought to immigrate to the Land of Israel were intercepted by the Royal Navy and deported to the nearby island of Cyprus, where they were detained in camps surrounded by armed guards, powerful searchlights, and a double row of barbed wire. Despite occupying a dramatic and fateful position in modern history, this saga has remained largely inaccessible due to the widespread dispersal of the primary sources and the linguistic difficulties presented by them. To address these problems, this book scrutinizes the scholarly literature, consulting hundreds of primary sources--many of them previously unknown--on three continents, bringing together interviews with scores of eyewitnesses, and translating foreign-language terms into English. The result is a comprehensive, meticulously footnoted guide that uses such tools as maps, a detailed timeline, and biographical entries to make this riveting saga accessible to a broad audience of scholars and general readers.

Hardcover: 375 pages
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 1 edition (August 1, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1527535002
ISBN-13: 978-1527535008

The book can be ordered from the publisher ( or e-commerce sites such as Amazon.