It is a matter of public record that both Roosevelt and Churchill made the conscious decision NOT to bomb the rail line to Auschwitz-Birkenau even though they were bombing railways all around them for two years from 1943-1945. Bombing those rails would have been a matter of one flight out of nearly 3,000 that were being made every day then. The fact of the matter is that doing so would have taken away Roosevelt's anti-semitic vote - which at the time was 30% of his voter base! Moreover, it is well known that both Downing Street and Washington knew of Germany's intentions and actions to annihilate the Jews since around 1941-1942. Also, Jewish leaders who begged to Roosevelt to conduct a rescue operation because they heard rumors of the Germans' atrocities was received exactly your answer - "after careful examination we decided not to do so because it would divert the war effort". However they did divert the war effort by sending planes to rescue some horses that the Nazis had stolen.
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from the article: The Holocaust won't protect Israel forever
According to report in Germany's Stern magazine, unnamed Israeli agency warned German intel of planned attack the day before the game, which was to be held four days after the Paris attacks.18:09 25.11.15 | 0 comments