Secret Intelligence and the Holocaust: Collected Essays from the Colloquium at the City University of New York
Enigma Books, Oct 18, 2013 - History - 379 pages
The ultimate proof of the ongoing massacre of the Jews and how the Allies found out.
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Secret Intelligence and the Holocaust: Collected Essays from the Colloquium at the City University of New Ourk Graduate CenterUser Review - Book Verdict
In his preface to this interesting collection of essays, which grew out of a colloquium at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, editor Bankier (International Inst. for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem) asserts that while Allied intelligence officials knew details about the Holocaust as early as 1941, it does not necessarily follow that they understood the significance of the information. Wartime intelligence sought information about military and diplomatic activities as factors that could help win the war; evidence about war crimes was not part of their mission briefs. For example, a senior British official stopped including details about the mass killings in his reports to Prime Minister Churchill not because he was trying to suppress knowledge of the Holocaust but because from an intelligence perspective once the extent of the atrocities had been confirmed, restating the fact was no longer necessary. One of the key themes behind these essays is how the historical study of intelligence sources can illuminate controversial issues such as rescue. The essay by Richard Breitman (history, American Univ.) also demonstrates how intelligence records provide documentary evidence of war crimes when such information, e.g., the role of the Order Police in the Holocaust, no longer exists in German archives. Recommended for specialized collections.-Frederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus Ctr. of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati
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