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Great thorough discussion of anti-semitism in WW2--BUT SO TEDIOUS AND DRY!!!!
on October 2, 2008
I have read most books on the subject matter here, and this by far covesr the topic most throughly. Why each nation in the West was indifferent to teh Holocaust is reviewed country by country with sample opinions, editorials and sound facts backed up by amazing research. After reading this, I really had a much better understanding of American reluctanace to accept Jewish refugees. In this book, th e attitudes in America are portrayed as complex. Nothin g is black and white, and the author brilliantly explores attitudes toward Jews from every angle extremely objectively. Even Jews are singled out for sometimess being very distant and uncomfortabel with their Eastern European coreligionists.
That being said, the writing style is horrendously tedious and painstakingly dull. How a book about mass murder of millions can have no driv eor energy is beyond me. But this author does it.
I did enjoy it..but coudl not read more thna 10 pages at a time...without coffee and I am definitely well-versed and interested in the subject matter.