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FDR and the Jews
FDR and the Jews
Hello, Login. Visit Our Stores. Since the s, when a post-World War II generation of historians came of age, the answer has seemed increasingly that FDR was close to being an anti-Semite. After all, the Holocaust took place on FDR's watch. Why didn't the Allies simply bomb the camps? And then there's the recurring question of the SS St. Louis, the boat packed with refugees that was infamously refused entry to the United States and sent back to Europe.
By Robert L. Beir with Brian Josepher. Fort Lee, N. ISBN The question of Franklin D. Roosevelt's attitudes and policies regarding the Holocaust of European Jews during the Second World War has consumed many since the publication of David Wyman's important work, The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, —, in
Louis to the United States in and the refusal to bomb the Auschwitz crematoria after their existence was discovered in … Among the other accomplishments of this remarkably clear, concise but complicated history is the attention it devotes to American Jews, who were anything but unified during the war… [It] provide[s] the perspective necessary to comprehend the complexities of what have become some of the most painful and politically charged memories in American foreign policy.
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The year was The safe confines of his upbringing had been violated. The pain that he felt at that moment was far more hurtful than any blow. Its memory would last a lifetime. That year, a politician named Franklin Delano Roosevelt ascended to the presidency. Over the next twelve years, he became a scion of optimism and carried a refreshing, unbridled confidence in a nation previously mired in fear and deeply depressed. His policies and ethics saved the capitalist system.