Why Didn't the Press Shout?: American & International Journalism During the Holocaust

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2003 - History - 665 pages
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This book brings together contributions by thirty scholars of journalism and history who look at what was reported about the Holocaust in the press of more than a dozen countries and languages. The studies examine the news media in America, England, and the Soviet Union, in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, in the Vatican, in occupied countries like Romania, Hungary, Greece, and Poland, and in Palestine under the British Mandate. By and large, the news media in the Allied countries neglected the story, while those in Nazi-dominated countries treated news related to the Holocaust in a wholly tendentious way. Thus the press, for a variety of reasons, did not cover the Holocaust, one of the central events of the twentieth century. As this book thoroughly demonstrates, it was perhaps the greatest ethical, professional, and political failure of the news media during World War II. If the press had been more responsible, and had informed the public in the West early enough and thoroughly enough, the history of the Holocaust might have been different and millions of victims might have survived. Published in association with Yeshiva University Press.
 

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Contents

Abraham Brumberg
17
Ron Hollander
41
Max Frankel
79
Jeffrey Shandler
109
Haskel Lookstein
127
Colin Shindler
151
David Cesarani
175
YitshakArad
199
Andrea Grover
349
Randolph L Braham
371
Radu Ioanid
391
Anna LandauCzajka
411
Daniel Grinberg
429
Lucjan Dobroszycki
447
Paweł Szapiro
491
PiotrWrobel
507

DovBer Kerler
221
Henry R Huttenbach
253
Bruce F Pauley
269
Franciszek Ryszka
297
Alexander Stille
317
Lynn M Gunzberg
333
Henry Abramson
537
Jacques Adler
559
Yitzchak Kerem
587
Tom Segev
607
Index
627
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Robert Moses Shapiro was born in Germany to parents from Chtzanow and Sosnowiec, Poland. He has conducted extensive archival research in Poland and Israel, and earned his doctorate at Columbia University. He teaches courses on Polish Jewry, Yiddish, and the Holocaust at Yeshiva University and history at the Ramaz School.

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