HISTORY: Did F.D.R. Do Enough?

Some believe the U.S. failed to save Jews during the Holocaust

"Whosoever saves a single Jew," teaches the Babylonian Talmud, "Scripture ascribes it to him as though he had saved an entire world." How then should one regard those who, out of indifference, cowardice or neglect, did not help Jews whose lives were in peril? The Holocaust raises that question with particular force. As Vice President Al Gore said at a commemorative ceremony in Washington last week, people who watched and did nothing share blame with the Nazis for the death of 6 million Jews.

According to America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference, an accusatory, tweaked-up documentary that aired on PBS...

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