Maybe Roosevelt Couldn't Have Saved the Jews From the Nazis After All

Leading Holocaust historian Professor Yehuda Bauer finds himself at odds with the historiographic establishment.

In the late 1960s, historical studies published in the United States began to condemn President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for abandoning Europe's Jews in World War II. Similarly, the historians censured American Jewish leaders for not speaking out on behalf of their brethren during the Holocaust. The studies and declarations were a means by which the scholars, many of whom were young Jews, added their voices to...