By Francine Klagsbrun (auth.), Randolph L. Braham (eds.)
This ebook is the second one in a chain of experiences released lower than the auspices of the Institute for Holocaust experiences of the Graduate institution and U niver sity middle of town collage of recent York. just like the first publication, it really is an outgrowth of the lectures and unique reviews backed by means of the institute through the 1981-82 and 1982-83 educational years. This quantity is split into 5 components. half I, Ethics and the Holocaust, features a pioneering research of 1 of the main missed parts in Holocaust experiences. Francine Klagsbrun, a widely known author and renowned lecturer, offers an erudite review of the worth of existence in Jewish inspiration and culture. With complete knowing of the talmudic students' place on Jewish ethics and utilizing concrete examples of the life-and demise dilemmas that faced many Jews of their focus camp reports, Klagsbrun offers dramatic proof of the triumph of ethical and moral ideas over the forces of evil through the Holocaust, this darkest interval in Jewish background. the following chapters, grouped lower than the heading The Allies and the Holocaust, care for the failure of the Western Allies to reply to the determined wishes of the persecuted Jews of Europe throughout the moment global struggle. the 1st is by means of Professor Bela Vago, an expert at the Holocaust and East imperative ecu historical past on the college of Haifa.
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66. Horthy's handwritten letter to Dr. Max Huber on August 12 /G51/4/G85/ (Yad Vashem Archives, Dr. Chaim Posner Collection); about the German attitude regarding the partial evacuation, see Karsai, Vtidirat, Vol. III, Docs. 102-1, 120, 121b, 157, 185b, and: A 44 CONTEMPORARY VIEWS ON THE HOLOCAUST German condition to their agreement - the start of the deportation from Budapest. , Doc. 157 (August 2, 1944). 67. Strangely enough, at the beginning of September the head of the Political Department of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry denied that the "offer" had been a Hungarian one; he noted that the Hungarians merely complied with the offer of different (non-Hungarian) organizations.
48. 7-644). ) There are indications that the King's intervention was promoted by Chief Rabbi Marcus Ehrenpreis and by Professor Hugo Valentin. Miriam Kubovy, Ultimate Rescue Efforts. The Year 1944. Collection of Documents from the World Jewish Congress Archives in New York, Vol. III, Meeting of the Advisory Council of European Jewish Affairs, October 17,1944, New York, Dr. Kubowitzky's report. (Cited hereafter as M. Kubovy). For a British reaction to the King's intervention see Public Record Office, Foreign Office, 371.
The specter of a Jewish influx to Palestine precluded any humanitarian enterprise on the part of an administration which in any case lacked resolve to help and rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Notes I. Veesenmayer informed the Auswiirtiges Amt (German Foreign Office) on July 11 that the deportation of the Jews from the provinces had been accomplished on July 9. 1944. The total number of deportees was 437,402. A Wilhelmstrasse es Magyarorszag. Nemet diplomaciai iratok Magyarorszagr61, 1933-1944 (The Wilhelmstrasse and Hungary.