Tragedy at Évian - How the World Allowed Hitler to Proceed with the Holocaust

In July 1938, thirty-two countries participated in a vital conference at Évian-les-Bains, France. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the persecution and emigration of the European Jews, specifically those caught under the anvil of Nazi atrocities. However, the outcome of the conference was the complete abandonment of the Jewish people, condemning them to the Holocaust. More

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About Tony Matthews

Tony Matthews was born in Swansea, South Wales, where he was educated at the independent school, Clevedon College. He subsequently travelled extensively through the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean while continuing his tertiary education externally.
In 1972, after almost a year in the West Indies, particularly at the beautiful and historic colonial city of Port of Spain, Trinidad, he arrived in Australia where he soon immersed himself totally in his writing career. He worked in the television industry for many years, writing, producing and directing, and during that time wrote a number of highly acclaimed historical documentaries which were broadcast on the Seven Network and ABC Television. His first book, 'This Dawning Land', followed in 1986. Since then Dr Matthews has become a full-time author and has written more than thirty published books, thirteen television documentaries and approximately five hundred programs for ABC Radio and community radio stations around Australia. His second book, 'Crosses, Australian Soldiers in the Great War', remained on Queensland’s best-selling list for thirteen consecutive weeks following its release in 1987.
Dr Matthews’ books and articles have been published in Australia, England, the United States and New Zealand and his television documentaries are widely distributed to schools, universities, colleges and libraries across Australia. One of his books, 'Shadows Dancing', which was originally published in England and America, was translated and released in Czechoslovakia in 2005. It was re-released in London under the title: 'Spies for Nippon' in November 2010.
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Tragedy at Évian - How the World Allowed Hitler to Proceed with the Holocaust
This is the story of the Évian conference. Held at Évian-les-Baines in France in 1938, the conference was called to find ways of ameliorating the plight of European Jews then suffering extreme persecution under the heel of Nazi oppression. However, none of the 32 countries represented at Évian was willing to do anything, condemning the Jews to the coming Holocaust.

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