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'Everybody did it' is a poor excuse for FDR's response to the Holocaust

'Everybody did it' is a poor excuse for FDR's response to the Holocaust

It changes nothinng to know that many Americans besides FDR knew, but did nothing, about the Holocaust. He was the president. Op-ed.Drs. R. Medoff and S.Norwood, 09/12/2020 01:00
Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Japan's surprise attack on the US naval base caused the US to enter WWII. As FDR said, it is "a date that will live in infamy:" Op-ed.Alan Bergstein, 08/12/2020 09:32
Stop whitewashing FDR's abandonment of the Jews

Stop whitewashing FDR's abandonment of the Jews

Documents show that State Dep't officials briefed the president on their efforts to keep refugees out. FDR simply did not want Jews.Op-ed.Drs. R. Medoff and S..Norwood, 01/12/2020 07:02
Two forgotten heroes: Peter Bergson and Ben Hecht, 1943

Two forgotten heroes: Peter Bergson and Ben Hecht, 1943

The unlikely duo tried desperately-and creatively-to get FDR and influential US Jews to help save European Jewry, but to no avail. Op-ed.Steve Frank, 25/11/2020 23:00
Kristallnacht must never be forgotten

Kristallnacht must never be forgotten

Jews must be on guard to fight anti-Semitism, but in 1938, no one could imagine the future. Now we know it can happen anywhere..Op-ed.Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg  , 09/11/2020 23:00
Joe Biden, FDR, and the Nazis

Joe Biden, FDR, and the Nazis

FDR cut out all references to Germany and to Hitler, Goebbels and other Nazis out of his response to Kristallnacht. Op-ed.Dr. Rafael Medoff , 04/11/2020 19:45
Jews for Biden – you can’t be serious

Jews for Biden – you can’t be serious

It’s safe to vote Republican. Take the plunge. Nobody is watching. In fact, FDR has been gone for some time. Opinion.Jack Engelhard, 06/09/2020 18:18
The Democrats’ abandonment of the Jews

The Democrats’ abandonment of the Jews

We stand in the final hour of a critical decision, depleted of all excuses for former political loyalty. And we know it. Op-ed.Joan Swirsky, 14/08/2020 16:30
The Saudis, the Jews, and FDR's dog

The Saudis, the Jews, and FDR's dog

FDR turned to the Saudi king for information about Jewish aspirations for a state. The revealing conversation they had should not be glossed over in light of his grandson's Saudi financed campaign to celebrate FDR's pro-Saudi policies.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 21/04/2020 12:27
Why those Syrian atrocities still matter

Why those Syrian atrocities still matter

The coronavirus must not blind us to the need to deal decisively with Assad's proven atrocities, the way the Depression aftermath kept US citizenry from reacting appropriately to Kristallnacht. Dr. Rafael Medoff, 19/04/2020 10:42
The Labor Zionist movement and the bombing of Auschwitz

The Labor Zionist movement and the bombing of Auschwitz

Jews around the world worked hard to influence allied forces to bomb gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Labor Zionists were among the leading forces in that campaign, but tragically, they did not prevail.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 03/03/2020 18:00
July 1938: The evil Evian Conference on the Jews

July 1938: The evil Evian Conference on the Jews

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Evian 1938 and Europe 2019. Abraham Chicheportiche, 08/07/2019 01:02
What we can't forget when we remember Anne Frank

What we can't forget when we remember Anne Frank

The part of the story that Life Magazine left out in its glossy 96 page magazine on Anne Frank's life and legacy is how she could have been saved.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 14/06/2019 12:01
Why FDR wouldn't condemn Hitler

Why FDR wouldn't condemn Hitler

Roosevelt not only refused to criticize the Hitler government, but he personally removed critical references to Hitler from at least three planned speeches by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes in 1935 and 1938. And that's not all.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 02/05/2019 06:11
Rescuing Jews, despite FDR

Rescuing Jews, despite FDR

Some 190,000 quota places from Germany and Axis- occupied countries sat unused during the Holocaust years, because the Roosevelt administration deliberately suppressed immigration below the levels permitted by law. Dr. Rafael Medoff, 27/01/2019 17:25
When Jewish politics trumped Holocaust rescue

When Jewish politics trumped Holocaust rescue

The sad story of how one man's unbridled pursuit of power stopped the protests that might have made FDR do something to help European Jewry.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 25/12/2018 22:22
FDR gets credit for his response to Kristallnacht. He shouldn't

FDR gets credit for his response to Kristallnacht. He shouldn't

Even after 80 years have passed since Kristallnacht, as of this week, the truth about FDR's betrayal of the Jewish people is still not widely known.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 08/11/2018 20:18
The day the rabbis marched in Washington right before Yom Kippur

The day the rabbis marched in Washington right before Yom Kippur

They came in 1943 to plead for the rescue of Europe's Jews, when so many could still have been saved, but FDR left the White House by a back door and refused to meet with them. And millions more died.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 18/09/2018 14:30
Study: US Holocaust Museum's new exhibit distorts FDR's record

Study: US Holocaust Museum's new exhibit distorts FDR's record

Study finds museum distorts, minimizes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s abandonment of Jewish refugees during Holocaust.Mordechai Sones, 28/06/2018 15:00
REWRITING HISTORY AT THE  HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: Why FDR abandoned the Jews

REWRITING HISTORY AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: Why FDR abandoned the Jews

The U.S. Holocaust Museum's new exhibit on America and the Shoah tries to show that FDR did the best he could to help Jews during the Holocaust. Part 3 of a special 3 part series.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 04/05/2018 12:45
US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM TRIES TO RESCUE FDR: Keeping the Jews out

US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM TRIES TO RESCUE FDR: Keeping the Jews out

Part 1 of a 3 part series on the U.S. and the Holocaust, currently the subject of an exhibition at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. in which the facts brought here are obscured.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 01/05/2018 21:30
The Rabbis March on Washington, 1943

The Rabbis March on Washington, 1943

400 rabbis did not move FDR to save what was left of Europe's Jews, nor were they helped by Reform Jews, whose descendants side with anti-Semites. Jack Engelhard, 24/04/2017 22:05
A Diaspora mentality or a Jewish disease?

A Diaspora mentality or a Jewish disease?

Know before Whom you stand - and conduct your politics accordingly. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 14/12/2016 11:25
Words that presidents won't say

Words that presidents won't say

Avoiding the words"Islamic terrorism" may lead to a result that parallels the results of another president's omissions.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 16/06/2016 06:12
Melania blames the Jews

Melania blames the Jews

Melania joins the long list of those, including past US presidents, who are willing to blame the victim as long as he is a Jew.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 20/05/2016 17:10
Anti-Semitism and Jewish Dissonance on the 2016 Campaign Trail

Anti-Semitism and Jewish Dissonance on the 2016 Campaign Trail

The left has to do some soul-searching and reflect why it describes anti-Semitism as political expression, but criticism of Muslims as hate speech. Liberal Jews have to do the same about Obama. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 15/05/2015 12:31
"Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

"Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

FDR and his administration turned their backs on a series of desperate Jewish pleas for asylum. But critics don't want to see Jews as victims.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 19/04/2015 19:04
Bibi Isn't the 1st Jewish Leader Stung by White House

Bibi Isn't the 1st Jewish Leader Stung by White House

The insult to Netanyahu brings back Jewish leaders fighting for Jewish lives who were to be treated shabbily by the White House.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 26/01/2015 09:07
Is the US Finally Confronting Genocide?

Is the US Finally Confronting Genocide?

The US has never stated fighting genocide as a reason to fight a war.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 09/09/2014 18:30
FDR's Anti-Semitic Cocktails - with Molotov

FDR's Anti-Semitic Cocktails - with Molotov

FDR used anti-Semitism as "an icebreaker", say some historians - oh, really?Dr. Rafael Medoff, 17/03/2014 04:30
At any price

At any price

, 19/03/2013 16:03