Book Review: ‘Tropical Zion: General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosúa’ by Allen Wells
by Abraham Hoffman
TROPICAL ZION: GENERAL TRUJILLO, FDR, AND THE JEWS OF SOSUA
by Allen Wells
Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
448 p. Map, Illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, Index.
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At first inspection this book might seem to be a major examination of a minor event. After all, fewer than a thousand German and Austrian Jews were rescued in General Rafael Trujillo’s scheme to bring Jewish refugees to the Dominican Republic.