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The Holocaust Averted: An Alternate History of American Jewry, 1938-1967

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The increasingly popular genre of “alternative histories” has captivated audiences by asking questions like “what if the South had won the Civil War?” Such speculation can be instructive, heighten our interest in a topic, and shed light on accepted history. In The Holocaust Averted, Jeffrey Gurock imagines what might have happened to the Jewish community in the United Stat ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 3rd 2015 by Rutgers University Press
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Oct 27, 2015 Brianna rated it liked it
Recommends it for: ignorant politicians, history academia, Grad & Post-grad history students, WWII scholars
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Alternative histories have been increasingly popular in the history genres for quite some time. My express interest in World War II, Jewish history, alternative histories of that period lead me to this not well-known, The Holocaust Averted: An Alternate History of American Jewry 1938 - 1967. Mr. Gurock's hypothesized how Jewish history, specifically in America, would be different if the Western Allies stood up to Adolf Hitler in 1938 and the Holocaust therefore were to be averted.

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Jeffrey S. Gurock is Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. He has written over a dozen books in the field of American Jewish history and also served as associate editor to American Jewish History, the most important journal in that field, from 1982 to 2002. His work focuses on the American Orthodox community and the variations in Orthodox practice and ritual over ...more
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