The abandonment of the Jews : America and the Holocaust, 1941–1945
Call Number973.917 W98a
Statement of ResponsibilityDavid S. Wyman.
SummaryIn 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. —Publisher
ContentsIntroduction by Elie Wiesel
Part I. Background
1. The setting: Europe and America
Part II. " A plan to exterminate all Jews"
2. The news filters out
3. The worst is confirmed
Part III. Fourteen lost months
4. First steps
5. Struggle for action
7. Paper walks and paper plans
8. The emergency committee
9. The Zionists
10. The Cabinet War
11. The rescue resolution
Part IV. The war refugee board
12. "When are the Americans coming?"
14. "Late and little"
15. The bombing of Auschwitz
Part V. Conclusion
Appendix A. Easter at Bermuda
Appendix B. The conflict between the regular Zionists and the Bergsonites
Physical Description xix, 444 pages ; 21 cm
PublisherNew York : Pantheon Books
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages –432) and index
RecognitionGifted by United States Holocaust Memorial Council