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Beyond Belief : The American Press And The Coming Of The Holocaust, 1933- 1945 - Deborah E. Lipstadt

Beyond Belief

The American Press And The Coming Of The Holocaust, 1933- 1945

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In this book, Deborah Lipstadt argues that, from 1933 to 1945, the American press failed to treat the destruction of European Jews as urgent news. When newspaper did report on the horrors being perpetrated, they adopted a skeptical posture, burying small stories with ambiguous headlines on inside pages. Lipstadt documents how the demand for "objectivity", the cynicism or gullibility of reporters, the incredulity of editors, and an atmosphere of isolationism helped to shape the news - and influenced policymakers who might have saved countless lives. Analyzing this naive (or worse) press coverage within the context of American journalistic practices in the 1930s and 1940s, she explains how and why the press missed one of the biggest stories of the century.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Shaping the Newsp. 1
Laying the Foundation
Dateline Berlin: Covering the Nazi Whirlwindp. 13
Making Meaning of Eventsp. 40
The Olympic Games: Germany Triumphantp. 63
1938: From Anschluss to Kristallnachtp. 86
Barring the Gates to Children and Refugee Shipsp. 112
Fifth-Column Fearsp. 121
The Final Solution
Deportation to Annihilation: The First Reportsp. 135
Official Confirmationp. 159
Reluctant Rescuersp. 197
Witness to the Persecutionp. 218
Against Beliefp. 240
Notesp. 279
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780029191613
ISBN-10: 0029191610
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th April 1993
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1