Focusing on America’s failures to save more Jews in the Holocaust unintentionally strengthens the forces that would threaten Jews today. Here’s how.
And to keep Jews from leaving Europe.
The Nazis lost their war against the Allies, but they won their war against the Jews.
FDR asked De Gaulle to return two North American islands.
FDR’s small concession to helping Jews flee Hitler.
The historian and author of The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust joins us to talk about his work.
He did. A recent book is a damning polemic against him and also against America’s most politically connected Jewish leader. Yet it’s hard to imagine things ending differently.
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.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.