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The Moral Disgrace Of America’s Aristocracy


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Neglect, the failure to use the powers of government to rescue European Jews, merits the strongest censure. But the wartime State Department diplomats, who used their official powers to prevent rescue, deserve historical condemnation of a far harsher magnitude – and so far they have escaped it.

Gregory J. Wallance is a lawyer and writer in New York City. His book, “America’s Soul in the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR’s State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of An American Aristocracy,” from which this article is adapted, will be released this month.

About the Author: Gregory J. Wallance is a lawyer and writer in New York City and a long-time human rights activist. His most recent book is “America’s Soul in the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR’s State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of An American Aristocracy.”


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