Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 February 2017

352 Pages | 15 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198704935

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (TA)

Humanitarians at War

The Red Cross in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Gerald Steinacher

  • How the International Committee of the Red Cross emerged triumphant from the dark days of World War II - to forge a new identity and a new role in the post-1945 world
  • The intriguing and remarkable story of one of the world's oldest, most prominent, and most revered aid institutions - and how it survived its ambiguous relationship with the Nazis
  • From the brink of dissolution in 1945 to the triumph of the Geneva Conventions in 1949, a tale encompassing the Nuremberg Trials, runaway Nazis, and furious battles with Communist critics on the eve of the Cold War