The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945by David S. Wyman
In 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.
"A monumental volume: sweeping in its scope, stunning in its insight, and enduring in its importance. . . . A damning indictment." —The Wall Street Journal
"Never before has the evidence been marshaled so painstakingly, with such meticulous scholarship and to such effect." —The Washington Post Book World
"We will not see a better book on this subject in our lifetime." —Leonard Dinnerstein, The Journal of American History
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David S. Wyman is the chairman of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Josiah DuBois Professor of History, emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941–1945 (The New Press) and Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crisis, 1938–1941; the co-author, with Rafael Medoff, of A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America, and the Holocaust (The New Press); and the editor of the thirteen-volume America and the Holocaust and The World Reacts to the Holocaust. He holds honorary doctorates from Hebrew Union College and Yeshiva University.
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