In This Review

America and the Survivors of the Holocaust

America and the Survivors of the Holocaust
By Leonard Dinnerstein
336 pp, Columbia University Press, 1982
Purchase

This study, based on extraordinarily deep research, deals frankly with the impact of anti-Semitism on American treatment of displaced persons. The documented attitudes of some army officers and Congressmen is truly appalling. Eventually, as Dinnerstein shows, anti-Semitism was overcome and the United States did adopt a reasonably compassionate policy. The delay was tragic.