Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

3 The Key Year: 1938

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Even though Mexico remained distant from the problem of the Jewish refugees until the end of 1937, events in the world brought on the internationalization of the conflict in 1938 and American countries became involved. The important event took place during the first months of that year, exacerbating the Jewish refugee crisis: Germany annexed Austria on March 12, 1938. In Mexico the important event of the year, and probably of Lazaro Cardenas's presidency, was the decision to expropriate the foreign oil companies, once the Mexican government felt it had exhausted all the institutional channels available to solve the labor-management conflict in the oil industry. A few days later, the government of Franklin D. Roosevelt invited his Mexican counterpart to participate in the Evian Conference, on the matter of refugees, which took place in France, in July 1938; thirty-two representatives, twenty-three of whom were Latin Americans, participated.

Keywords: Evian Conference; Jewish refugees; Lazaro Cardenas's presidency



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Unwelcome Exiles. Mexico and the Jewish Refugees from Nazism, 1933-1945 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation