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The student struggle against the Holocaust

Against the background of the Roosevelt administration's indifference toward the plight of European Jews and the passivity of the Jewish establishment, three students of the Jewish Theological Seminary - Noah Golinkin, Jerome Lipnick, and Moshe (Buddy) Sachs - formed a group in late 1942 to arouse the conscience of U.S. Jews and Christian leaders regarding the Nazi genocide and to give the rescue issue a high priority on the Jewish agenda. Their idea was to organize a broad student protest movement, but they encountered formidable obstacles. Although it was the Bergson Group which, from 1943, became a leading body for pressure on the government and on the Jewish leadership, the JTS student group also played a role in the main achievement of the time - the establishment of the War Refugee Board in 1944. Pp. 115-156 contain the section "Reflections on Three Remarkable Students: Remarks Delivered at the Sixth National Conference of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, Fordham University School of Law, New York City, September 21, 2008", presented by eight scholars. Pp. 157-214 contain facsimiles of documents. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, English, 2010
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 2010