Mendelsohn, John and Donald S. Detwiler, Editors. Relief and Rescue of Jews from Nazi Oppression, 1943-1945. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. xv, 242 pp. 8-1/2" x 11." Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190149. ISBN-10: 1616190140. Hardcover. New. $65. * Volume 14, The Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes. As the extermination of the Jews by the Nazis became known in the West, various groups attempted to relieve suffering and rescue Jews. These consisted primarily of a number of Jewish organizations and the War Refugee Board established by President Roosevelt in January 1944. Although the relief arrived too late for most and under the circumstances was not extensive, it aided thousands of Jews. The facsimiles reproduced in this volume pertain to the emigration of the owners of important industrial firms in Hungary in exchange for cession of their holdings to the SS, relief for the persecuted Jews of Transnistria in Rumania, activities of the War Refugee Board and the unsuccessful attempts by Jewish organizations to persuade the War Department to bomb the extermination facilities at Auschwitz and railroad centers leading there from Hungary. Contains 10 documents of source materials, carefully chosen from the thousands preserved at the U.S. National Archives. A detailed table of contents lists and provides the source for each document. The volumes in the series are grouped topically: PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Early Phase, 1933-1939, 2. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Later Phase, 1939-1943, 3. The Crystal Night Pogrom, 4. Propaganda and Aryanization, 1938-1944, 5. Jewish Emigration from 1933 to the Evian Conference of 1938, 6. Jewish Emigration 1938-1940: Rublee Negotiations and the Intergovernmental Committee, 7. Jewish Emigration: The S.S. St. Louis Affair and Other Cases THE KILLING OF THE JEWS 8. Deportation of the Jews to the East: Stettin, 1940, to Hungary, 1944, 9. Medical Experiments on Jewish Inmates of Concentration Camps, 10. The Einsatzgruppen or Murder Commandos, 11. The Wannsee Protocol and a 1944 Report on Auschwitz by the Office of Strategic Services, 12. The "Final Solution" in the Extermination Camps and the Aftermath, 13. The Judicial System and the Jews in Nazi Germany RESCUE ATTEMPTS 14. Reli.
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