America and the Survivors of the Holocaust

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America and the Survivors of the Holocaust

By Leonard Dinnerstein
Columbia University Press, 1982
336 pp. $19.95

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.

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