Roosevelt and the Holocaust: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation (BOK)

Robert L. Beir

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The year was 1932. At age fourteen Robert Beir's journey through life changed irrevocably when a classmate called him a "dirty Jew." Suddenly Beir encountered the belligerent poison of anti-Semitism. The safe confines of his upbringing had been violated. The pain that he felt at that moment was far more hurtful than any blow. Its memory would last a lifetime. Beir's experiences with anti-Semitism served as a microcosm for the anti-Semitism among the majority of Americans. That year, a politician named Franklin Delano Roosevelt ascended to the presidency. Over the next twelve years, he became a scion of optimism and carried a refreshing, unbridled confidence in a nation previously mired in fear and deeply depressed. His strong leadership and unwavering faith helped to defeat Hitler. To a young Robert Beir, Roosevelt was an American hero. In mid-life, however, Beir experienced a conflict. New research was questioning Roosevelt's record regarding the Holocaust. He felt compelled to embark on a historian's quest, asking only the toughest questions of his childhood hero. In answering these questions, Robert Beir has done a masterful job. This book is graphically written, well-researched, and provocative. The portrait depicted of a man he once thought to be morally incorruptible amidst a circumstance of moral bankruptcy is truly unforgettable.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Robert L. Beir
Forlag
Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN 9781620876268
Antall sider 384 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,7cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 460 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, The Holocaust