We will never fully come to terms with FDR and his response to the Holocaust – the debate will go on until the end of time – but we can now have a degree of peace with our role in the Holocaust as a nation and as an American Jewish community – in effect with ourselves.
After all, isn’t that what the debate really is about?
Gregory J. Wallance is a lawyer in New York City and longtime human rights activist. He is the author, most recently, of “America’s Soul in the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR’s State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of an American Aristocracy.”
An e-book version of the book is being released this month, with a foreword by Michael Berenbaum, former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Holocaust Research Institute.