This Day in Jewish History / A rabbi learns of the Final Solution
Stephen Wise obeys the U.S. State Department’s order to sit on the information while it was being verified. That took three months.
On August 28, 1942, the contents of what has been called the “Riegner Telegram,” which constituted an attempt to get news of the German decision on the Final Solution into the hands of the Allies, were received by the American rabbi Stephen Wise.
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