Genocide and Rescue: The Holocaust in Hungary 1944

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Bloomsbury Academic, Oct 1, 1997 - History - 220 pages
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Why didn't the Hungarian Jews do more to resist the 'Final Solution'? Why didn't the Allies bomb the gas chambers at Auschwitz? Why did the Allies sabotage schemes to save the Jews?

In this provocative book, historians from Hungary, Israel, Britain and the United States examine one of the greatest tragedies of World War II -- the deportation and murder of 435,000 Hungarian Jews during the last months of the war when German military and diplomatic power was on the wane. Could Jews in the West have done more to help, or were they 'prisoners' of civil servants and politicians in Whitehall and the US State Department? Drawing on new sources, leading scholars address these controversial issues and shed new light on a shameful period in history.

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David Cesarani is a Professor of Twentieth-Century Jewish History and Culture,at the University of Southampton and Director, Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library.

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