Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust

Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust


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A rigorously researched narrative of the record of the Roosevelt Administration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560259954
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Robert N. Rosen is the author of A Short History of Charleston; Confederate Charleston: An Illustrated History of the City adn the People During the Civil War; The Jewish Confederates, and most recently Charleston: A Crossroads of History with Isabella Leland. He is a lawyer in Charleston, Sout Carolina, and holds an MA in history from Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Gerhard L. Weinberg     xiii
List of Illustrations     xvii
List of Abbreviations     xix
Preface     xxi
Prologue     xxix
The New Deal, "The Jew Deal"     1
Wops, Dagoes, Bulls, Hebrews, and Niggers     35
"The Old Roosevelt Magic Has Lost Its Kick"     53
"I Myself Could Scarcely Believe That Such Things Could Occur"     73
"Our Gratitude Is as Immense as the Ocean:" The Voyage of the SS St. Louis     91
"Not a Question of Money, but Lives:" FDR Tries to Ransom German Jewry     105
"Well, Bill, It's Come at Last"     119
"The President Had Said That He Would Wage War but Not Declare It"     141
"We Will Help to End the Curse of Hitlerism"     161
"Spies, Saboteurs, and Traitors Are the Actors in This New Tragedy"     185
"We've Got to Go to Europe and Fight"     205
"No Force on Earth Can Stop Them"     221
"This Bestial Policy of Cold-Blooded Extermination"     237
Placating Moroccans and Killing Japs     255
Disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle     267
"The President Was Deeply Moved by the Situation"     283
American Jewish Patriots, Palestinian Jewish Terrorists, and "TheIrgunist Hoax"     305
"One of the Blackest Crimes of All History" and the War Refugee Board     337
"What Is the Job before Us in 1944?" D-Day and a Dying President     365
"The First Victims Would Be the Jews:" Why FDR Did Not Order the Bombing of Auschwitz     381
FDR Attempts to Create a Jewish State for the Victims of "Indescribable Horrors"     407
The Verdict     425
Postscript     487
Afterword   Alan M. Dershowitz     499
Time line     503
Acknowledgments     523
Bibliography     529
Notes     547
Index     641

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