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“Shapiro challenges a conclusion that has become a near consensus among Holocaust historians: that by 1939 there was no place open for large numbers of German Jews to go. He shows that there was at least one major exception, the British Crown Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia. He bases his case on extensive archival materials and oral histories. Here is a frustratingly sad story of an opportunity missed, partly out of malice and partly out of inattention. The inattention seems to have come from a most unexpected source.”

Karl A. Schleunes, Professor of History The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“…Hugh Macmillan and Frank Shapiro have given us an absorbing work that consistently sheds unexpected light on many facets of the history of Northern Rhodesia and Zambia over the past century. ”

African Studies Review