11 2019

Perspectives on the Holocaust: FDR and the Holocaust

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-6378 jfriedman@hevreh.org

Contact Jodi Friedman
(413) 528-6378

History has not been kind to FDR where the persecution and slaughter of Europe's Jews is concerned. While he earns praise for America's role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, Roosevelt has been heavily criticized for inaction concerning European Jewry during most of his presidency. Indeed, not until 1944 did FDR support establishment of a rescue effort, and even then he arguably did so only to avoid disclosure of a bombshell report on the alleged "Complicity of the U.S. Government in the Murder of the Jews." Hevreh member Stu Schweitzer, a docent at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SW Florida, will discuss the stance of President Roosevelt and the U.S. government toward the imperiled Jews of Europe during 1933-45, and will attempt to understand how so famously humane an individual ended up doing so little until millions had been slaughtered.

Location Event will be held – Sanctuary
This event is free