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Roosevelt And the Holocaust : A Rooseveltian Ezamines The Policies And Remembers The Times (Hardcover)

Author: Beir, Robert L.

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There is a great debate among historians about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's actions during the Holocaust. Was FDR the hero that defeated the Germans, or did he turn a blind eye to the plight of the Jews as long as he possibly could? In Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Robert Beir analyzes specific actions and legislation to get at the truth behind Roosevelt's role in the Holocaust. Beir has a unique perspective. He is a Jew who was raised during the extreme anti-Semitism of the Great Depression. Having witnessed the fruits of the New Deal firsthand, Beir became a Roosevelt scholar. It wasn't until later in life, when confronted by a student about Roosevelt's role in the Holocaust, that Beir began to research this topic intensely. Beir ultimately concludes that Roosevelt acted not out of anti-Semitism, nor out of moral outrage over the plight of the Jews. Rather he acted in the way he felt was best to navigate the United States and the world through this tumultuous time.

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Publisher Barricade Books Inc
Mfg Part# 9781569803110
SKU 202298498
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1569803110
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0324
Publisher Barricade Books
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