The Abandonment of the Jews

The Abandonment of the Jews

America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945

Book - 2007 | 2007 edition, new edition.
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In this landmark work, David S. Wyman argues that a substantial commitment to rescue European Jews on the part of the United States almost certainly could have saved several hundred thousand of the Nazis' victims. Widely considered to be the definitive book on the subject, The Abandonment of the Jews won the National Jewish Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Present Tense Literary Award, the Stuart Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration History Society, and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Contents: Background. The setting: Europe and America
"A plan to exterminate all Jews". The news filters out
The worst is confirmed
Fourteen lost months. First steps
Struggle for action
Paper walls and paper plans
The emergency committee
The Zionists
The cabinet war
The rescue resolution
The war refugee board. "When are the Americans coming?"
"Late and little"
The bombing of Auschwitz
Conclusion. Responsibility
Publisher: New York ; London : New Press, 2007
Edition: 2007 edition, new edition.
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 W new ed. PBK
Characteristics: xxv, 458 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781595581747


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