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The Deafening Silence/American Jewish Leaders and the Holocaust Hardcover – May 1, 1986
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"The most innovative of Bergson's new 'dramatic methods of pressure' was a rabbinical March on Washington organized in conjunction with the Union of Orthodox Rabbis. On October 6, three days before Yom Kippur, Bergson led several hundred Orthodox rabbis in a rally on the White House steps to demand U.S. intervention on behalf of the Jews in Europe. The American Jewish leadership had fought Bergson's proposed march tooth and nail. Samuel Rosenman, who was prominent in the AJCommittee as well as an adviser to Roosevelt, disparagingly referred to the clergymen as 'a group of rabbis who just recently left the darkest period of the medieval world.' He was anxious to 'keep the horde from storming Washington.' ....but had to content himself with persuading the President to avoid the protesters. Rosenman and Stephen Wise privately urged FDR not to meet with any of the demonstrators."