The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945

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New Press, 2007 - History - 458 pages
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In this landmark "The Abandonment of the Jews, " David S. Wyman argues that a substantial commitment to rescue European Jews on the part of the United States almost certainly could have saved several hundred thousand of the Nazis' victims. The definitive work on its subject, "The Abandonment of the Jews" is the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Present Tense Literary Award, the Stuart Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration History Society, and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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LJ's reviewer dubbed this "a comprehensive and well-written narrative on `America's response to the Nazi assault on European Jews.'" Though Wyman does place blame, he also explains why the country and ... Read full review


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David S. Wyman is Josiah DuBois Professor of History and of Judaic Studies, Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His previous publications include The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 and Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crisis, 1938-1941. He is also the editor of the thirteen-volume America and the Holocaust. Charles H. Rosenzveig is the founder and executive vice president of the Holocaust Memorial Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan, the first free-standing Holocaust center in the United States.

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