Contrast And Attitude Of American Jews During Ww2

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Comparison, Contrast and Attitude of American Jews in the WW2 The World War II started in the late 1930s. The war mainly affected Europe and Asia the neighboring nations. Following the NAZI xenophobia against the Jews, there was continuous mass murder against the Jews, which forced most of them to migrate to buffer zones and those that had the ability migrated to other continents. The government of the United States had signed a quota with the Austrian government, as a way to take care of the refugees, but the government did not act on the matter until late in 1944 when President Franklin Roosevelt recognized the problem due to the pressure coming from the Jewish community in the United States and some officials that made it possible (Friedlander & Saul, 1936). This paper looks at the main reasons why it took so long for any action to be taken by the Jewish community in the United States, their living conditions, their reactions to the state of affairs in the world during this period and the effects that the Holocaust had on the Jewish United States community.
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