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The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945
     

The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945

by 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

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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.

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Library Journal
LJ's reviewer dubbed this "a comprehensive and well-written narrative on `America's response to the Nazi assault on European Jews.'" Though Wyman does place blame, he also explains why the country and its leaders responded as they did to the Final Solution. This edition contains a new afterword by the author. It remains one of the "best" titles on the subject. (LJ 10/1/84)
New York Times Book Review
"Shocking, disturbing, and unforgettable ... [Wyman] subjects the American record during the Holocause to the closest scrutiny it has yet received."
Leonard Dinnerstein
"We will not see a better book on this subject in our lifetime." -- Journal of American History
Wall Street Journal
"A monumental volume: sweeping in its scope, stunning in its insight, and enduring in its importance... A damning indictment."
Book World Washington Post
"Never before has the evidence been marshaled so painstakingly, with such meticulous scholarship and to such effect."
From the Publisher

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394428130
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/1984
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
450

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Meet the Author


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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