ShtetLinks: Neustadt, Germany

Background Information

Prior to World War II there was an effort to allow European Jews the opportunity to immgrate to Alaska. The following series of fascinating articles appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on May 16 - 19, 1999 documenting that the forgotten story of Alaska's own confrontation with the Holocaust.

Series Title: Sanctuary: Alaska, the Nazis, and the Jews


Daily News reporter

Article 1: 'Beacon of Hope'

Article 2: 'Give us this chance'

Background: 'Salvation so close, yet mercy so far '

Article 3: 'Alaska wants no misfits'

Article 4: 'Are there no exceptions?'


Thanks to Niki McCurry of Fairbanks Alaska who brought this information to our attention.


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Updated by JA January 24, 2016
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