While Six Million Died

A Chronicle of American Apathy

Author: Arthur D. Morse

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9780879518363

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 2460

Draws attention to the United States' response to the plight of European Jews.

The Seventh Million

The Israelis and the Holocaust

Author: Tom Segev,Haim Watzman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805066609

Category: History

Page: 593

View: 4276

A new history of Israel presents the Holocaust as the defining event of modern Jewish history and the most important impetus for the formation of the State of Israel. Reprint.

FDR and the Jews

Author: Richard Breitman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674073673

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 4560

A contentious debate lingers over whether Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler’s Europe. FDR and the Jews reveals a concerned leader whose efforts on behalf of Jews were far greater than those of any other world figure but whose moral leadership was tempered by the political realities of depression and war.

America's Soul in Balance

The Holocaust, FDR's State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of an American Aristocracy

Author: Gregory Wallance

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608322947

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7398

After America entered World War II, a genuine opportunity arose to save at least 70,000 Romanian Jews who had been deported to the killing fields of Transnistria. This title presents the true story of the senior officials of the US State Department at the height of World War II, whom some accused of being accomplices of Hitler.

Blowing the Whistle on Genocide

Josiah E. Dubois, Jr., and the Struggle for a U.S. Response to the Holocaust

Author: Rafael Medoff,David S. Wyman,Stuart Eizenstat,Henry Morgenthau

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535078

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 8507

At every turn, DuBois was confronted by officials who tried to stop him - from the powerful Assistant Secretary of State who sabotaged rescue attempts, to the War Department official who blocked DuBois's proposal to bomb Auschwitz and worked to pardon Nazi war criminals after the war.

And Every Single One Was Someone

Author: Phil Chernofsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789652295910

Category: History

Page: 1250

View: 9546

As a math and Jewish studies teacher in a Jewish day school, Chernofsky wanted a different and meaningful way for his students to relate to the Holocaust. From there evolved this book that has just one word, six million times JEW. What would a book of six million Jews look like? This is a volume meant for library and institution presentations on the Holocaust, a daring attempt to give some small sense of the overwhelming number - six million.

This Republic of Suffering

Death and the American Civil War

Author: Drew Gilpin Faust

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375703837

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 5101

Assesses the impact of the enormous carnage of the Civil War on every aspect of American life from a material, political, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual perspective.

The Lost

The Search for Six of Six Million

Author: Daniel Mendelsohn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006231470X

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 3679

In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic—part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work—that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history.

American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945

Author: Richard Breitman,Alan M. Kraut

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253304155

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 4673

How does one explain America's failure to take bold action to resist the Nazi persecution and murder of European Jews? Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the authors find that the bureaucrats who made and implemented refugee policy were motivated by institutional priorities and reluctance to take risks rather than by moral or humanitarian concerns.

The Heart Has Reasons

Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children During the Holocaust

Author: Mark Klempner

Publisher: hearthasreasons.com

ISBN: 0988567415


Page: N.A

View: 6533

"You can't let people be treated in an inhuman way around you....Otherwise you start to become inhuman." So declares rescuer Hetty Voute in this ebook of the updated edition of The Heart Has Reasons, an acclaimed historical account that offers an in-depth look into the hearts and minds of the Holocaust rescuers and explores the meaning that their lives and deeds have for us today. Individually or in small "humanitarian cells," the ten Dutch people profiled in these pages saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Holland. How did they do what they did-and why did they risk everything to do it? Although their extraordinary tales of rescue vary greatly, the integrity of the rescuers does not. Thus these narratives provide not only a window on the past but a vision for the future. Framed by Klempner's own quest for meaning, the rescuers' words resonate across generations, providing timeless insight into how people of conscience can navigate ethically in an increasingly complex world.


Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466805366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 8201

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Buried by the Times

The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper

Author: Laurel Leff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521812870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 408

Looks at decisions made at The New York Times that resulted in the minimizing, misunderstanding, and dilution of the Holocaust in a behind-the-scenes study of how America's premier newspaper failed in its coverage of the fate of European Jews.

Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Author: Sheri Fink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0307718972

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 6354

A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources. Reprint. A best-selling book. On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.

The Destruction of the European Jews

Author: Raul Hilberg

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300095920

Category: HISTORY

Page: 1388

View: 9154

Examines the history of persecution against European Jews, discusses the definition of a Jew according to the German regime, and describes the processes through which Jews were eliminated during the Holocaust years."

To Save a Life

Stories of Holocaust Rescue

Author: Ellen Land-Weber

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252025150

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 3149

"The Holocaust takes on a riveting immediacy in these true stories of an everyday, understated heroism that saved thousands of Jews from annihilation at the hands of the Third Reich. Combining personal interviews with contemporary and vintage photographs, To Save a Life pairs the stories of a handful of rescuers with those of people they saved." "These stories of courage and risk, set in Holland, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, represent a great many other stories of rescue that will never be documented."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't be Wrong

What Makes the French So French?

Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau,Julie Barlow

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232130

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 8399

The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

The Terrible Secret

Suppression of the Truth About Hitler's "Final Solution"

Author: Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351472895

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 7889

This book seeks to answer three vital questions about the worldwide response to Hitler's "Final Solution": When did information about the genocide first become known to Jews and non-Jews? Through what channels was this information transmitted? What was the reaction of those who received word of the slaughter? Walter Laqueur's quest focuses on the period between June 1941, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, and December 1942, by which time the United Nations had confirmed the news about the mass killings in a common declaration. By the end of 1942, Chelmno, Belzec, Auschwitz, Maidanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka were fully operational and two and a half million Jews had already been killed. According to Laqueur, word started to spread soon after extermination began. But there is no easy, straightforward answer to the wider question of why there was a failure to read and correctly interpret the signs in 1941; why so many individuals and governments actually chose to deny the reality of genocide when faced with incontrovertible evidence. A probing and disturbing work, The Terrible Secret explores one of the most perplexing aspects of the Holocaust, a political and psychological riddle of general significance to the understanding of the history of our times.

Breaking the Silence

Author: Walter Laqueur,Richard Breitman

Publisher: Touchstone Books


Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9519

Chronicles the efforts of German industrialist Eduard Schulte, the Allied agent who first provided evidence of Hitler's campaign of genocide against the Jews, and the contributions of the Germans who aided Schulte

Saving the Jews

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust

Author: Robert N. Rosen

Publisher: Basic Books


Category: History

Page: 654

View: 7444

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