The abandonment of the Jews : America and the Holocaust, 1941–1945
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The abandonment of the Jews : America and the Holocaust, 1941–1945
Call No: 973.917 W98a

Call Number973.917 W98a
Dates[1985]; ©1985
Statement of ResponsibilityDavid S. Wyman.
Creators & ContributorsWiesel, Elie (contributor)
Wyman, David S. (author)
United States. War Refugee Board (subject)
SummaryIn 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. —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 
  6. Bermuda
  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?"
  13. Hungary
  14. "Late and little"
  15. The bombing of Auschwitz

Part V. Conclusion
  16. Responsibility

Appendix A. Easter at Bermuda
Appendix B. The conflict between the regular Zionists and the Bergsonites
 
Physical Description xix, 444 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Pantheon Books
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]–432) and index
  • National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust category), 1985; Anisfield-Wolf Award, 1985; Present Tense Literary Award; Stuart Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration History Society
RecognitionGifted by United States Holocaust Memorial Council