The icon of the Democrat party held deep seated antisemitic views, so much so, that it kept him from ordering the bombing of railroad tracks leading to Nazi death camps. I do not ever want to hear anyone defending the Democrat party as always having been the champion of minorities, and with a straight face.
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Op-Ed: President Roosevelt and the Holocaust: New Evidence
Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:05 AM
Interview with Holocaust Researcher Dr. Rafael Medoff: “The reasons for the failure to bomb Auschwitz and the ways in which the Roosevelt administration misled the groups requesting such bombing, offer many lessons for dealing with today’s problems.”
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
The writer has been a long-term adviser on strategy issues to the boards of several major multinational corporations in Europe and North America.He is board member and former chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and recipient of the LIfetime Achievement Award (2012) of the Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism.
Fearful of Jewish ‘domination’ and ‘over representation,’ his vision of America did not allow for too many Jews.
“During my research I found numerous examples of behind-the-scenes remarks in which U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke about the danger of allowing Jews in large numbers to live in one specific place, or to become too prominent in various professions.
“He also promoted imposing a quota on the admission of Jewish students to Harvard in the 1920’s.
“In 1943, Roosevelt urged local leaders in Allied-liberated North Africa to limit the entry of Jews into many professions. He claimed that ‘the complaints which the Germans bore towards the Jews’ were ‘understandable’ because there were many Jews in law, medicine, and other fields in Germany.”
Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, a research and public education institute based in Washington, D.C. In 2013 he authored his fourteenth book – “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith”.
He remarks: “In 1943, Roosevelt endorsed a plan by one of his senior advisers to ‘spread the Jews thin all over the world’ so they would quickly assimilate. He also claimed, in 1938, that the Jews were too prominent in Poland’s economy, suggesting that this was the cause of anti-Semitism there. This helps explain why Roosevelt refused to allow Jewish refugees to enter the U.S. up to the limit of the existing laws. Fearful of Jewish ‘domination’ and ‘over representation,’ his vision of America did not allow for too many Jews.