Beyond belief : the American press and the coming of the Holocaust, 1933–1945
Call Number973.917 L76b
Statement of ResponsibilityDeborah E. Lipstadt.
Creators & ContributorsLipstadt, Deborah E.
SummaryIn this book, Deborah Lipstadt argues that, from 1933 to 1945, the American press failed to treat the destruction of European Jews as urgent news. When newspaper did report on the horrors being perpetrated, they adopted a skeptical posture, burying small stories with ambiguous headlines on inside pages. Lipstadt documents how the demand for objectivity, the cynicism or gullibility of reporters, the incredulity of editors, and an atmosphere of isolationism helped to shape the news - and influenced policymakers who might have saved countless lives.
ContentsIntroduction: Shaping the news
Part I: Laying the foundation
1. Dateline Berlin: covering the Nazi whirlwind
2. Making meaning of events
3. The Olympic Games: Germany triumphant
4. 1938: from Auschluss to Kristallnacht
5. Barring the gates to children and refugee ships
6. Fifth-column fears
Part II. The final solution
7. Deportation to annihilation: the first reports
8. Official confirmation
9. Reluctant rescuers
10. Witness to the persecution
11. Against belief
Physical Description xi, 370 pages ; 25 cm
PublisherNew York : Free Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index