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Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews - Shlomo Aronson

Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews

Hardcover Published: 20th September 2004
ISBN: 9780521838771
Number Of Pages: 408

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This book offers a new analysis of the Holocaust as a multiple trap, of its origins and its final stages, in which rescue seemed to be possible. Developing like a sort of a doomsday machine set in motion from all sides, the Jews found themselves between the hammer and various anvils. Each and every one of them worked according to the logic created by the Nazis, which dictated the behavior of third and fourth parties and of the relations between them, before and during the Holocaust. The interplay between the various parties contributed not only to the victims' doom but was destined to prevent help at first and rescue later. These efforts proved mainly self defeating, while various legacies about them emerged during the Holocaust and are heatedly debated even today. The real nature of these legacies is uncovered here on the basis of newly opened archives worldwide.

'A real contribution to the field of Jewish, Nazi, and World War II studies.' Richard Breitman, American University 'Aronson's book is a major contribution to Holocaust historiography.' Henry Friedlander, Emeritus, Brooklyn College '... his passion never leads to bias; Aronson's book is a model of scholarly objectivity, supported by superb research. Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews is likely to become a standard work, to be consulted by anyone interested in Jewish and Allied reactions to the murder of the Jews in Europe.' Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Making of the Multiple Trap
The phases 1933-1939: the initial and the double trap
Western responses
A flashback on the Palestine question
1939 till 'Barbarossa' - the foundation of the multiple trap
The 'Final Solution' decision and its initial implementation
The 'Final Solution' in some detail and more on its justification
The Zionists' dilemmas
Dimensions of Allied response to Hitler's 'Jewish Politics' and the deepening of the trap
The war priorities of the Western Allies and rules of economic warfare related to the Holocaust 1941-1944
The Rescue Debate, the Macro Picture, and the Intelligence Services
Missed opportunities
The Intelligence Services and rescue options
The Jewish 'Refugee Traffic': the road to Biltmore and its ramifications
American wartime realities 1942-1943
Bermuda, Breckenridge Long, G-2, Taylor and Rayburn, and Palestine again
Roosevelt, Stimson, and the Palestine question: British inputs
Harold Glidden and/or British Intelligence views, Consul-General Pinkerton and Rabbi Nelson Glueck
Various methods of rescue
The Self-Defeating Mechanism of the Rescue Efforts
Istanbul, Geneva and Jerusalem
How the Holocaust in Slovakia was suspended: the 'Europa Plan'
The significance of the British Decrypts
The 'Small Season': Begin's rebellion
The origins of the Budapest 'Rescue Committee'
The WRB and the extension of the trap: the 'Dogwood' chain
The double Hungarian debacle
The Brand-Grosz Missions within the Larger Picture of the War and their Ramifications
The Zionist initiatives
Rescue, allied intelligence and the SS
Hungarian rescue deals in allied eyes
How the missions were born
The demise of a rescue mission
Open and secret war schemes and realities
The WRB's own reports: OWI's reservations
The End of the Final Solution: Back to Hostage Taking Tactics
The train
The bombing controversy: Albert Speer and Solly Zuckerman
The 'Great Season'
Becher, Mayer and the death marches
The 'End' of the 'Final Solution' - Budapest
Epilogue: Self-traps: the OSS and Kasztner at Nuremberg: Malkiel Gruenwald as CID informant
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ISBN: 9780521838771
ISBN-10: 0521838770
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 20th September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.77