The Battle Over FDR’s Record on Saving Jews From the Nazis

Museum curator fights back, saying a group of historians is misrepresenting how ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ exhibition portrays Franklin D. Roosevelt’s efforts to take in Jewish refugees in the 1930s and ’40s

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On April 8, 1933, U.S. foreign policy expert James G. McDonald walked into a private meeting with the recently appointed German chancellor, Adolf Hitler. A tall Midwesterner who spoke German, McDonald later...