US and the Holocaust

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The Response of the United States One of the questions that we frequently hear is about how the United States reacted to the Holocaust. Our answer is not a happy one. During World War II the United States took virtually no action to impede the Holocaust or rescue the victims from the concentration camps even though both Great Britain and the United States knew about that genocide. Such proposals as bombing the rail system that …

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…States think that there was little that really could be done. They point out that the real genocide did not begin until the United States was at war with Germany. Under those circumstances, they think that the best way to halt the Holocaust was to defeat Nazi Germany as quickly as possible. Bibliography Martin Gilbert, Auschwitz and the Allies, Holt, Reinhart and Winston, New York (1981) David Wyman, The Abandonment of the Jews, Pantheon, New York (1984)