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Bearing witness : how America and its Jews responded to the Holocaust

Author: Henry L Feingold
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historian Henry L. Feingold probes the haunting question of why the efforts of the American government and Jewish leaders were ineffective in halting or mitigating Germany's genocidal policy during the Holocaust. Focusing on the role of the Roosevelt administration and American Jewish leadership, Feingold anchors the American reaction to the Holocaust, in the tension-ridden domestic environment of the Depression, to  Read more...
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Feingold, Henry L., 1931-
Bearing witness.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604211749
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry L Feingold
ISBN: 081562669X 9780815626695 0815626703 9780815626701
OCLC Number: 32347022
Description: viii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Holocaust : the historical problem. The uniqueness of the Holocaust ; Like sheep to the slaughter : the Judenrat ; The resistance question ; Allied foreign policy and the Holocaust ; pt. 2: America and the Holocaust. Roosevelt's New Deal humanitarianism ; Could mass resettlement have saved European Jewry? ; The American effort to save the Jews of Hungary ; Governmental response to human crisis ; PBS's Roosevelt : deceit and indifference or politics and powerlessness? ; pt. 3: American Jewry and the Holocaust. Was there communal failure among American Jews? ; Jewish leadership during the Roosevelt years ; Rescue and the secular perception ; Who shall bear guilt for the Holocaust?
Responsibility: Henry L. Feingold.

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