From Dar el Shifa to Dar es Salaam: or What did you do in the war, Grandpa? by Harold S. Jacoby


The inside story of Jacoby's astonishing World War II adventures in Africa as a member of the staff of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Between July 1944 and March 1946. Sharia Dar el Shifa was the Cairo headquarters of the Middle East Office of UNRRA, and Dar es Salaam was the capital city of what is now Tanzania. The Western Allies had agreed to an unholy compromise to save the lives of European refugeesĀ on alternate days of the week by relocating them to Africa; but on intervening days an equal batch of victims was delivered to Germans for transport to death camps.
152 pp; 19 illus; 1 map, paperback $20.00