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The Redemption of the Unwanted: From the Liberation of the Death Camps to the Founding of Israel
The Redemption of the Unwanted: From the Liberation of the Death Camps to the Founding of Israel
By Abram Sachar
St. Martin's/Marek, 1983, 320 pp

The former president of Brandeis University tells of the Holocaust, the DP camps, the exodus to Palestine, and the struggles that led to the partition of Palestine and the birth of Israel. With his own views, sympathies and sense of involvement always clear, he has written no desiccated history but a lively narrative hitting the high spots and recounting individual episodes of tragedy, courage, human interest. In dealing with U.S. policy, he makes use of the papers of David Niles, President Truman's assistant, confirming that Niles had a major influence on Truman in determining the policies which were eventually adopted.