Blowing the Whistle on Genocide : Josiah E. Dubois, Jr., and the Struggle for a U.S. Response to the Holocaust

Blowing the Whistle on Genocide : Josiah E. Dubois, Jr., and the Struggle for a U.S. Response to the Holocaust

by Rafael Medoff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557535078
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies
Edition description: 6
Pages: 157
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which focuses on issues related to America's response to the Holocaust (www.WymanInstitute.org). He has served as associate editor of the scholarly journal American Jewish History and is the author of seven books about the Holocaust, Zionism, and the history of American Jewry. Medoff has taught Jewish history at The Ohio State University and at The State University of New York at Purchase.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix Foreword xi
1 An American Hero of the Holocaust 1
2 The Struggle for U.S. Rescue Action 13
3 "The Acquiescence of this Government in the Murder of the Jews" 40
4 Confronting the President 53
5 The War Refugee Board in Action 70
6 The War Refugee Board: A Summary of Its Achievements 118 Epilogue 131 Appendix 1 Executive Order 9417 Establishing the War Refugee Board 137 Appendix 2 Declaration By the President of the United States 139 Appendix 3 Leaflet to be Dropped over Germany 142 Appendix 4 The State Department Changes Its Position on War Crimes 143 Selected Bibliography 145 Index 149 About the Author 157

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