FDR asked De Gaulle to return two North American islands.
FDR’s small concession to helping Jews flee Hitler.
And lessons for the present.
His father’s pleas to FDR accomplished little.
“The Roosevelt administration had decided to toss the Jewish community a bone.”
A forgotten friend of the Jews and Israel.
Those “20,000 charming children would all too soon grow up into 20,000 ugly adults.”
By 1944, a majority of Americans were willing to take in European Jewish refugees.
At the urging of German Jewish leaders.
Other U.S. presidents protested anti-Semitism abroad.
The “M Project.”
David S. Wyman, 1928-2018.