Franklin Roosevelt And The Holocaust



Six million Jews and another six million non-Jews were killed during the European Holocaust by a German dictator named Adolph Hitler. Hitler and the SS-Secret Service were prejudice against the Jews and anyone else that threatened the Aryan race. They humiliated and exterminated millions of Jews - this was Hitler's goal in life, "the final solution". The Jews only hope for survival was to have faith in the United States of America and its President, Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt-FDR. On December 11, 1941, Hitler declared war on the United States. This declaration brought American troops and its Allies into war in Europe and gave millions of Jews hope for survival. ...

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the SS (Catledge, 1974). FDR was also a firm believer of the WagnerRogers bill, which if passed by congress would have given twenty- thousand Jewish children freedom into the U.S. However, this bill never found its way to FDR's desk.
Anti-Semitism in America was at an all time high during this time, maybe one reason why the WagnerRogers bill never passed through congress. Individuals like Brechenridge Long of the State Department, and Assistant Secretary of the War Department, John McCloy, were both anti-Jewish. Both of them did little to help the Jews; they often withheld important rescue and death camp news from FDR. Why should FDR be accountable for information he did not receive ?
FDR also saved two hundred thousand Jews during the war by establishing the War Refugee Board under Executive Order 9417. The WRB was established by FDR in January of 1944, after he received a report from Henry Morganthau (Blum, 1976, p.180). This report focused primarily on the State ...

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