Giving Credit to FDR Where Credit Isn't Due

The authors of a deeply flawed new study on Franklin Roosevelt's actions during the Holocaust credit their subject for small accomplishments while letting him off the hook for major failures.

“FDR and the Jews,” by Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman / Harvard University Press, 432 pages, $29.95

Forget what you've read about Raoul Wallenberg pulling Jews off trains in Nazi-occupied Budapest -- Franklin D. Roosevelt is the one who deserves credit for their rescue. That story about the refugee ship, the St. Louis, being turned away from America's...