Latest update: April 19th, 2012
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 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.
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