The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the Nazis by W.d. RubinsteinThe Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the Nazis by W.d. Rubinstein

The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the Nazis

byW.d. RubinsteinEditorW.d. Rubinstein

Paperback | December 27, 1999

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It has long been argued that the Allies did little or nothing to rescue Europe's Jews. Arguing that this has been consistently misinterpreted,The Myth of Rescuestates that few Jews who perished could have been saved by any action of the Allies. In his new introduction to the paperback edition, Willliam Rubinstein responds to the controversy caused by his challenging views, and considers further the question of bombing Auschwitz, which remains perhaps the most widely discussed alleged lost opportunity for saving Jews available to the Allies.
Title:The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the NazisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415212499

ISBN - 13:9780415212496

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Through a reflection on the Holocaust, William D. Rubinstein discusses why more Holocaust victims were not saved by actions of the Western Allies. In The Myth of Rescue, Rubinstein examines the myth of the closed-door immigration policies in the years 1933-40 and the rescue plans presented by the democracies. He also discussed the possibility that the War Refugee Board could have saved more Jews and rumours of negotiations between the democracies and Nazis to save Jewish lives.

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""The Myth of Rescue is a commanding work of historical criticism. Professor Rubinstein's rigorous analysis of a terrible time in human history should bring to an end the long and understandably emotional debate about the possibility of saving more victims of Hitler's holocaust."-Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. ""The Myth of Rescue...is a most important contribution to the discussion of America's role and responsibility regarding the Holocaust."-William J. vanden Heuvel, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Assistant Attorney General ..."worth reading."-"The Nation ..."a highly controversial and contentious book....[that] should be welcomed."-"Jewish Exponent