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  • Was FDR to Blame?

    By Leonard Fein

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars will doubtless continue to debate Franklin Roosevelt's actions -- and inaction -- regarding the Holocaust. What did he know? When did he know it? Didn't he care, or did he really believe that the best and quickest way to help the Jews was, as he repeatedly argued, to win the...

  • FDR’s Holocaust of Inaction

    By Sidney Zion

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    FDR died on April 12, 1945. I was 11 years old and heard the news on the radio in the bird store, where I was buying seed for my little canary.

    I ran home to tell Grandma. She broke into tears. "What will happen to the Jews?" she said.

    They were dead, the Six Million, but the war in...

  • Good or Bad?

    By Sidney Zion

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    There'll be no Yiddish spoken in the Bush Cabinet -- unless Colin Powell starts talking to himself. Dubya spells diversity with his picks. Three Blacks, a Cuban émigré and most recently, an Asian American Democrat and an Arab American Republican named Abraham.



    But no Jews. And...

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