Accomplices: Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust (Studies in Modern European History 67 New edition)
By: Alexander J. Groth (author)Hardback
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This volume asserts that there was tacit cooperation in the Nazi extermination of the Jewish population of Europe by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Second World War. Although the Allies publicly recognized the Nazi massacre of the Jews in the London Declaration of December 17, 1942, the policies they pursued allowed the genocide to continue. They did so, the author claims, in three ways: (1) refusal to publicly and personally speak about and against the Nazi extermination of the Jews; (2) refusal to commit even one soldier, one plane, or one warship to any forcible opposition to the "Final Solution" throughout the Second World War; and (3) obstruction of Jewish escape from Hitler's Europe. This book explores the motivation for the policies Churchill and Roosevelt pursued.
Alexander J. Groth is a Holocaust survivor, most of whose family perished during the Nazi "Final Solution." He received his PhD from Columbia University and his BA magna cum laude from the City College of New York. He is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, where he has taught since 1962, specializing in comparative politics. Groth is the author and editor of numerous books including Comparative Politics (1971); People's Poland (1972); Public Policy Across Nations (1985); Lincoln (1996); Democracies Against Hitler (1999); and, most recently, Holocaust Voices (2003).
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