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[The Report that Saved the Jews DPs] Harrison, Earl Grant
THE PLIGHT OF THE DISPLACED JEWS IN EUROPE: A REPORT TO PRESIDENT TRUMAN
New York, Reprinted By United Jewish Appeal For Refugees, Overseas Needs And Palestine On Behalf Of Joint Distribution Committee, United Palestine Appeal, National Refugee Service(1945). 1st edition thus. Softcover, 15 pages, portrait, 8vo, 23 cm. "The Document that Stirred the World." Listed by the US Holocaust Museum in Washington as a "Primary Source and Documentation" title on Displaced Persons. Commissioned by President Harry S Truman, the report documented and described the health and living conditions of the DPs, their long- and short term needs, how these needs were not being being met--and how Jewish survivors were being housed side by side with their former torturers. CUNY Prof. David Nasaw recently (May 25, 2015) wrote that "Such inhumane forced gatherings of victim and victimizer would not be remedied until the fall of 1945, and then only after a scathing report by Earl Harrison, dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law Scholl and a special adviser to President Truman, who charged that the Jews in the refugee camps were being treated 'as the Nazis treated them except that we do not exterminate them'" (The Nation, p. 6). For a discussion of the significance of this report, see UPenn's exhibit focussed on this very publication titled, "The Document That Stirred the World" (https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/5823-on-exhibit-in-the-biddle-law-libr ary-gateway-the/library/blog/biddle-blog.php#sthash.hi6FG2HQ.dpbs). SUBJECT (S) : World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews. Released by The White House on September 29, 1945. OCLC lists 21 copies w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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