Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 20, 2004 - History - 382 pages
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This book offers an analysis of the Holocaust as a multiple trap, its origins, and its final stages, in which rescue seemed to be possible. With the Holocaust developing like a sort of a doomsday machine set in motion from all sides, the Jews found themselves between the hammer and various anvils, each of which worked according to the logic created by the Nazis that dictated the behavior of other parties and the relations between them before and during the Holocaust. The interplay between the various parties contributed to the victims' doom first by preventing help and later preventing rescue. These help and rescue efforts proved mainly self defeating, and various legacies about them emerged during the Holocaust and are heatedly debated even today. Their real nature is uncovered here on the basis of newly opened archives worldwide.
 

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Contents

The Initial and the Double
3
Western Responses
10
A Flashback on the Palestine Question
17
The Final Solution Decision and Its Initial Implementation
36
The Final Solution in Some Detail and More on
44
The Zionists Dilemmas
50
The War Priorities of the Western Allies and Rules
65
Missed Opportunities?
75
The Double Hungarian Debacle
214
THE BRANDGROSZ MISSIONS WITHIN THE LARGER PICTURE OF THE WAR AND THEIR RAMIFICATIONS
225
The Zionist Initiatives
227
Rescue Allied Intelligence and the SS
232
Hungarian Rescue Deals in the Eyes of the Allies
237
How the Missions Were Born
241
The Demise of a Rescue Mission
248
Open and Secret War Schemes and Realities
262

The Road to Biltmore
102
American Wartime Realities 19421943
115
Bermuda Breckinridge Long G2 Biddle Taylor and Rayburn and Palestine Again
125
British Inputs
140
The Views of Harold Glidden andor British Intelligence Consul General Pinkerton and Rabbi Nelson Glueck
147
Various Methods of Rescue
153
THE SELFDEFEATING MECHANISM OF THE RESCUE EFFORTS
157
Istanbul Geneva and Jerusalem
159
The Europa Plan
170
The Significance of the British Decrypts
181
Begins Rebellion
185
The Origins of the Budapest Rescue Committee
188
The Dogwood Chain
197
OWIs Reservations
271
THE END OF THE FINAL SOLUTION BACK TO HOSTAGETAKING TACTICS
279
The Train
281
The Bombing Controversy Speer and Zuckerman
290
The Great Season
298
Becher Mayer and the Death Marches
304
The End of the Final Solution Budapest
312
SelfTraps The OSS and Kasztner at Nuremberg
322
Notes on Sources
335
Selected Bibliography
342
Index
361
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About the author (2004)

Dr Shlomo Aronson is Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written and edited numerous books on the Holocaust and Middle Eastern politics including David Ben-Gurion, the Renaissance Leader and the Waning of an Age (1999) and New Records - New Perspectives (2002). Dr Aronson has also been the organizer of many conferences in the field including the International Conference on Intelligence and the Holocaust, held at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, in June 2003 and 'New Records - New Horizons', held in Israel universities in December 1998 pertaining to new records opened worldwide on WWII, the Holocaust and the birth of Israel.

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