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Allied Response

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Jonathan Nguyen

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Allied Response

The Allied Response to the Holocaust Main Allied Response to the Holocaust The Allies never did much to stop the slaughtering of Jews and they didn't really know about it until December of 1942. How They Found Out In mid July of 1942, the British had started to decode German communications. One report after another they talked about a large number of Jews dieing and a pattern was seen. The United States Response During World War II, rescue of Jews and other victims of the Nazis was not a priority for the United States government.
The United States figured that at the time, the best way to halt the Holocaust was to defeat Nazi Germany as quickly as possible.
Some historians say that the greatest single failure of Franklin Delanor Roosevelt was not saving the Jews. British Response The British government did not do much to help either, even with the fact that they decoded reports talking about the genocide that was happening.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called for the death camp at Auschiwitz to be bombed due to photographs of mass graves and mass murder. He was ignored. Netherlands The Netherlands organized a strike on February 25, 1941 against anti-Jewish activities by the Nazis. It was unsuccessful, but it was still significant in that it was the first action against the Nazi's treatment of Jews. Denmark Denmark acted swiftly to move it's residents to safety to Sweden at the first sign that the Nazis were deporting Jews. The Conferences Evian Conference The Évian Conference was convened at initiative of the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in July 1938 to discuss the problem of Jewish refugees. For ten days, from July 6 to July 15, delegates from thirty-two countries met at Évian-les-Bains, France. However, most western countries were reluctant to accept Jewish refugees, and the question was not resolved. The Dominican Republic was the only country willing to accept Jewish refugees—up to 100,000. Bermuda Conference The UK and the US met in Bermuda in April 1943 to discuss the issue of Jewish refugees who had been liberated by Allied forces and the Jews who remained in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Bermuda Conference led to no change in policy; the Americans would not change their immigration quotas to accept the refugees, and the British would not alter its immigration policy to permit them to enter Palestine While the Jews were dying from starvation, diseases, and the brutality of the Nazis, the Allied solders were..... As the world was going to war, Hitler and the Nazis hid a dark secret only for so long... even these men on the frontlines didn't know.
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