Holocaust Guilt - Research Article from Americans at War

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Holocaust Guilt

World War II profoundly affected American society and culture, not least because of the Nazi genocide of European Jews. In his 1993 speech at the dedication of the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., President Bill Clinton expressed the sense of guilt felt by many Americans about U.S. inaction during the Holocaust when he said that "far too little was done" to save the six million Jews from annihilation. Since the 1960s, it has been common not only for politicians like Clinton but also for Holocaust scholars to suggest the United States was guilty of not doing enough to help the Jews during the war. These scholars include David Wyman in The Abandonment of the Jews, Arthur Morse in While Six Million Died, and Saul Friedman in No Haven for the Oppressed. Another prominent historian, Deborah Lipstadt, described Allied policy as bordering...

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