Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper / Edition 1

Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper / Edition 1

by Laurel Leff
     
 

"Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper is an in-depth look at how the New York Times failed in its coverage of the fate of European Jews from 1939 to 1945. It examines the many decisions that were made up and down the chain of command at the Times - decisions that ultimately resulted in the minimizing and misunderstanding of modern… See more details below

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"Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper is an in-depth look at how the New York Times failed in its coverage of the fate of European Jews from 1939 to 1945. It examines the many decisions that were made up and down the chain of command at the Times - decisions that ultimately resulted in the minimizing and misunderstanding of modern history's worst genocide." "Laurel Leff recounts how personal relationships at the newspaper, the assimilationist tendencies of the Times' Jewish owner, and the ethos of mid-century America all led the Times to consistently downplay news of the Holocaust. It recalls in precise detail how news of the Nazis' "Final Solution" was hidden from Times readers and - because of the newspaper's profound influence on other media - from the larger American public." Buried by The Times is thus required reading for anyone interested in the Holocaust and America's response, as well as for anyone curious about how journalists determine what is newsworthy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607827
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
442
Sales rank:
763,728
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Laurel Leff has been a faculty member at Northeastern University since 1996. Prior to her university appointment, she was a professional journalist, reporting for 18 years for such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal and The Miami Herald. She served also as an editor for American Lawyer Media and The Hartford Courant. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the last voice from the abyss; Part I. 1933–41: 1. 'Not a Jewish problem': the publisher's perspective on the Nazis' rise and the refugee crisis; 2. 'This here is Germany': reporting from the Berlin bureau; 3. 'Worthy of France': the Vichy government's anti-semitic laws and concentration camps; 4. 'A new life in Nazi-built ghettos': German domination of Poland, Rumania and the Baltic States; Part II 1941–5: 5. 'To awaken the conscience of Christendom': pressure to publicize the first news of the extermination campaign; 6. 'Amidst the advertisements on page 19': placement decisions and the role of the news editors; 7. 'All Jews are not brothers': the publisher's battle with Zionists; 8. 'The semitic question should be avoided': German atrocities and US Government propaganda; 9. 'Final phase of supreme tragedy has begun': the War Refugee Board and the destruction of Hungary's Jews; 10. 'Political prisoners, slave laborers and civilians of many nationalities': the liberation of the concentration camps; 11. 'Lessons from the Hitler tragedy': the publisher and the aftermath of war; Conclusion: 'the horrible story was not told'.

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