In This Review

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

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.