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How does one explain America's failure to take bold action to resist the Nazi persecution and murder of European Jews? Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the authors find that the bureaucrats who made and implemented refugee policy were motivated by institutional priorities and reluctance to take risks rather than by moral or humanitarian concerns.
PREFACE INTRODUCTION ONE: The Labor DepartmentOs Initiative TWO: Guardians of Visa Policy THREE: A Window of Opportunity? FOUR: Refugees and American Jewry FIVE: The Fifth Column Threat SIX: Breckinridge Long and the Jewish Refugees SEVEN: A Message to Rabbi Wise EIGHT: War Propaganda and the Jews NINE: On a Broad Humanitarian Basis TEN: The War Refugee Board in Europe ELEVEN: Roosevelt and the Refugees in the 1930s TWELVE: Roosevelt and the Holocaust NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE INDEX
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