By David Cesarani, Paul A. Levine
Utilizing available archival assets, a staff of historians display how a lot the us, Britain, Switzerland and Sweden knew concerning the Nazi try to homicide the entire Jews of Europe in the course of global conflict II.
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The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust. 109. 16. 119–120. 17. Arthur Smith, Hitler’s Gold: The Story of the Nazi War Loot (Oxford: Berg, 1989); Jacques Picard, Switzerland and the Assets of the Missing Victims of the Nazis (Zurich: Bank Julius Baer, 1993); Peter Hug and Marc Perrenoud, Assets in Switzerland of Victims of Nazism and the Compensation Agreements with East Bloc Countries (Berne: Swiss Confederation Federal Department for Foreign Affairs Task Force, October 1996); Riksbankens Guldaffärer med Nazityskland: rapport till Riksbanken av den särskilt tillsatta arkivutredningen (Stockholm: Government Offices, 1997) with English summary.
For a long while, the attitudes and actions of the German people and those under German domination during the war years were treated separately from the conduct of the democracies in the 1930s, or the responses of the neutral states and the Allies in the 1940s. The behaviour of the latter group was commonly subsumed under such headings as ‘allied responses’ or ‘attempts at rescue’. The term ‘bystanders’ was not commonly used. However, in an influential historiographical study published in 1987, Michael Marrus gathered a discussion of the responses of the Allies, the neutral powers, the Vatican, and the Jews of the ‘free world’ under the title ‘Bystanders’.
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