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Auschwitz and the Allies: A Devastating Account of How the Allies Responded to the News of Hitler's Mass Murder

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When Hitler announced that the result of the war in Europe would be "the complete annihilation of the Jews," he did so in 1942, not only in public, but before an enormous crowd in Berlin. The Allies heard, but astonishingly, they did not listen. Why?

In 1944, Allied reconnaissance pilots, searching out industrial targets in the area, repeatedly photographed Auschwitz. The p
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1981)
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Adam
It is remarkable that given how many people were involved with the ruthless extermination of the Jews and many others in Nazi occupied Europe so very few people knew about it outside that vast area.

This was the conclusion I came to after reading Martin Gilbert's superbly researched book.

And, when the news of these atrocities began to trickle slowly into the Allies headquarters in 1944, it is equally surprising that so little was attempted to bring them to an end. Although, to be fair, defeating
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John Scott
Why did the allies take so long to react is the question this book makes me ask. A touch too dense a read for me at times but as the 3 stars say I liked it. One to dip back into when a question arises.
Recato Cristiano
Shocking to think that those people in Auschwitz could have been helped. But heck knows why it took the allies such along time.

This is a warcrime to which the allies participated.
Adam DeVille, Ph.D.
Gilbert's usual fine historical research and writing much in evidence here in a book that is deeply depressing in what it says about human evil.
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Sir Martin John Gilbert was a British historian and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He was the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill and the author of over eighty books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history.
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