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Why we watched : Europe, America, and the Holocaust / Theodore S. Hamerow.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780393064629 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 039306462X (hardcover)
  • Description: xxi, 520 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Merrimack College Stacks (2nd) D804.3 .H355 2008 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 940.5318/Hamerow (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction D 804.3 .H355 2008 (Text to phone) Available -
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Salem Adult Non-Fiction 940.5318/HAMEROW (Text to phone) Available -
Salem State University Stacks D 804.3 .H355 2008 (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 940.5318 HAM (Text to phone) Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-498) and index.
Contents Note: pt. 1. The Great Depression and anti-Semitism -- pt. 2. The unending American debate -- pt. 3. The destruction of European Jewery -- pt. 4. From victimhood to martyrdom.
Summary: "The Allies stood by and watched Nazi Germany imprison and then murder six million Jews during World War II. How could the unthinkable have been allowed to happen? Theodore Hamerow reveals in the pages of this compelling book that each Western nation had its own version of the Jewish Question - its own type of anti-Semitism - which may not have been as virulent as in Eastern Europe but was disastrously crippling nonetheless. If just one country had opened its doors to Germany's already persecuted Jews in the 1930s, and if the Allies had attempted even one bombing of an extermination camp, the Holocaust would have been markedly different. Instead, by sitting on their hands, the West let Hitler solve their Jewish Question by eliminating European Jewry."--BOOK JACKET.

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