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by W.D. Rubinstein

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Author:
W.D. Rubinstein
ISBN13:
978-0415212496
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0415212499
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Routledge; 1 edition (December 29, 1999)
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The Myth of Rescue book.

The Myth of Rescue book. Arguing that this has been consistently misinterpreted, The Myth of Rescue states that few Jews who perished could have been saved by any action of the Allies.

William . ubinstein's "The Myth Of Rescue" demolishes all the arguments put forward by those who can afford . 72% of German Jews escaped Hitler's reich. Once the war began, not one Jew who escaped Axis territory was returned to his country of origin

William . ubinstein's "The Myth Of Rescue" demolishes all the arguments put forward by those who can afford to be wise after the fact regarding the Holocaust as to what the Allies could have done to save European Jews from death-few of whom have seen combat or even military service far less studied WWII in detail. My "favourite" is the argument that the Allies could have bombed Auschwitz and another extermination camps. Once the war began, not one Jew who escaped Axis territory was returned to his country of origin. Treatment of escapees was not golden, but, as Rubenstein points out, that is another issue.

"The Myth of Rescue, written by a scholar who specializes in modern Jewish history, offers a comprehensive and .

"The Myth of Rescue, written by a scholar who specializes in modern Jewish history, offers a comprehensive and iconoclastic look at the diplomatic, political, and military initiatives that were undertaken to assist Europe's Jewish population before and during World War I. - "Parameters, Spring 1999 "Rubinstein has written a highly controversial and contentious book that is certain to anger many who have formed their views on America's response to the Holocaust

The Myth of Rescue states that few Jews who perished could have been saved by any action of the Allies. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Arguing that this has been consistently misinterpreted, The Myth of Rescue states that few Jews who perished could have been saved by any action of the Allies.

Could they have actually negotiated with the Nazis for Jewish lives? .

Could they have actually negotiated with the Nazis for Jewish lives? Arguing that the rescue of the Jewish people has been consistently misinterpreted, The Myth of Rescue states that no Jew who perished in the Holocaust could have been saved by any action of the Western Allies. the g the bombing of concentration camps, the possibility that the War Refugee Board could have saved more Jews, and the rumors of negotiations between the democracies and Nazis to save Jewish lives.

book by William D. Rubinstein. It has long been argued that the Allies did little or nothing to rescue Europe's Jews.

Rubinstein's major thesis is that Hitler was too committed to genocide to be distracted by such efforts, but the author should have presented more documentation to prove that the Allies did what they could once they confirmed the reality of the Final Solution. His thesis is further weakened by many diversionary tactics, such as the presentation of Gallup polls showing that 80 percent of wartime Americans opposed anti-Semitism (but nearly 68 percent opposed immigration)

It is to be hoped that this collection and its forthcoming companion volumes will find their way into English translation. They raise the study of "rescuers" to the next level ofsophistication and are refreshingly devoid ofthe moralizing tone that continues to plague the field of Holocaust studies.

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In this controversial book the author challenges the convention that the allies did little or nothing to rescue Europes Jews.

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It has long been argued that the Allies did little or nothing to rescue Europe's Jews. Arguing that this has been consistently misinterpreted, The Myth of Rescue states that few Jews who perished could have been saved by any action of the Allies. In his new introduction to the paperback edition, Willliam Rubinstein responds to the controversy caused by his challenging views, and considers further the question of bombing Auschwitz, which remains perhaps the most widely discussed alleged lost opportunity for saving Jews available to the Allies.
  • Very good.

  • I find this work to be an incredibly off based book when looked at in light of the evidence available for the Holocaust. Countless illogical arguments are used throughout the work. At one point he assumes that because some victims inside of Auschwitz didn't know about the crematoria and didn't want us to bomb the camp we should not have bombed the camp. He bases this on the likelihood of accidentally killing prisoners. However, had we destroyed the camps we could have saved large numbers of Jews who were still being shipped their from many countries especially the Hungarian Jews. Another point can be made in that clearly the Allies were not worried about collateral damage. The U.S. and Britain both participated in terror bombing campaigns that killed thousands of innocent civilians at a time. This is just one off based argument. He also argues that the U.S. and Britain hold no blame for what happened because those killed were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. This argument universalized suggests that it is okay to be indifferent to massacres of human beings in many instances and also would serve to argue that we have no civic duty to others.

    The author also continually calls well respected Holocaust historians like Wyman and Breitmann "ahistorical." His criticisms go beyond critical and into blatant insults and are completely inappropriate for a man of his level of education. To stoop to personal attacks is to give in to the fact that your argument is weak.

  • There are few things more nonsensical than the "what if" game(aka "Monday morning quarterbacking") or speaking with the wisdom of hindsight. William D.Rubinstein's "The Myth Of Rescue" demolishes all the arguments put forward by those who can afford to be wise after the fact regarding the Holocaust as to what the Allies could have done to save European Jews from death-few of whom have seen combat or even military service far less studied WWII in detail.
    My "favourite" is the argument that the Allies could have bombed Auschwitz and another extermination camps. Rubinstein makes the point that heavy bombers(escorted by fighters) would have been needed for the task- and cruel though it sounds, a nation at war must make harsh choices and not be diverted from its central tasks of doing everything possible to destroy the enemy's war making potential( as the RAF and USAAF did all too successfully)-and Auschwitz had NO military significance.
    Damned if they did and damned if they didn't- if the Allies tried to save European Jewry they were accused of "fighting a Jew's War" by Nazi propagandists such as Goebbels, if they made no such attempt they were accused of tacitly approving the Holocaust. Secondly Europe's various Jewish communities were NOT refugees but prisoners of Hitler and his cohorts. At least Pope Pius XII is not much mentioned in this book- it has always seemed improbable to me that the late Pontiff should be virtually blamed for the Holocaust despite not possessing anything more than token military power(ie the Swiss Guards at the Vatican) whereas the "big Three"(Churchill, Roosevelt and most dubiously of all Stalin) with millions of battle hardened troops at their respective commands get a free pass on this issue!

  • To someone like myself, who has been reading in military history for years, the assertion by stupid left-wing intellectuals, that the WWII Allies could have done something (but did not want to) about the Nazi death camps, other than defeat the German Army in the field, is preposterous on its face, beneath contempt, and deserves no reply. And yet, the Left proves, time and again, that no idea is too stupid to be incorporated into the socialist canon. For that reason alone, this hateful, destructive, anti-historical libel must be confronted.

    Rubinstein does an excellent job confronting, and refuting, this scandalous defamation of the Allies' heroic sacrifices in WWII.

    Rubinstein treats very well the purely military obstacles to Rescue. He then goes further to examine the historical record on who wrote and spoke on Jewish Rescue. I.e., not only does he treat the question of "what did they know and when did they know it", but he looks at what people, including leading Jewish intellectuals and Jewish organizations, were actually calling for, at the time.

    Thus, this book is important in at least these two respects. First, it is an excellent investigation of one, small but important, neglected aspect of WWII historiography. Second, it sheds a harsh, revealing light on the internal contradictions of leftist intellectualism.

    To anyone who cares about ideas, history, WWII, and the holocaust, this book is a must read.

  • Rubenstein does yeoman work in deflating the wild claims of post-Holocaust "Blamers." Through meticulous use of raw numbers and the context of the time, William Rubenstein demonstrates that, despite claims to the contrary, there wasn't anything the Allied powers could do to end the Holocaust save win the war. Rubenstein uses immigration numbers from around the globe to show that the world was extremely receptive of German Jews leaving repression from 1933-39. (72% of German Jews escaped Hitler's reich.) Once the war began, not one Jew who escaped Axis territory was returned to his country of origin. Treatment of escapees was not golden, but, as Rubenstein points out, that is another issue. Once war broke out, Rubenstein again shows that all that could be done by the allied powers was done. Armchair generals who offhandedly toss out suggestions that Auschwitz could be bombed should pay special attention to Rubenstein's chapter on this impossibility. Rubenstein is not a revisionist. He does not deny the Holocaust or any of the horrors that were thoroughly documented by the Allies after the war. What he does do, though, is place the blame where it belongs. With Hitler and his subordinates.