Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust | Jewish Book CouncilFor decades, it has been one of the most politically charged questions in American history: What did Franklin D. Roosevelt do — or, more to the point, not do — in response to the Holocaust? Lichtman , professors at American University, contend that Roosevelt hardly did everything he could. But they maintain that his overall record — several hundred thousand Jews saved, some of them thanks to little-known initiatives — exceeds that of any subsequent president in responding to genocide in the midst of fierce domestic political opposition. Breitman said in a recent interview. Breitman provided in , when he and two other colleagues drew headlines with evidence, discovered in the papers of a former refugee commissioner for the League of Nations, that Roosevelt had personally pushed for a plan to relocate millions of threatened European Jews to sparsely populated areas of Latin America and Africa. But it does, the authors say, provide important new detail and context to that episode, as well as others that have long loomed large in the popular imagination.
Roosevelt and the Holocaust
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There are some historians who like nothing better than courting controversy. Pick a contentious topic, light the fuse with a highly-provocative argument and watch a public debate and sales explode. FDR and the Jews might seem to be such book, except that having picked a hot topic, Richard Breitman and Allan J Lichtman then do everything possible to keep it from blowing up. For this thoughtful and well-researched book is nothing if not a plea for cooler heads to prevail. Wyman argued that the Roosevelt administration knew about the Final Solution in great detail and yet, in effect, did little or nothing to stop it.
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