|About the Book|
Hitler started World War Two on a pretext. In September 1939, the German SS, posing as Polish soldiers, staged a mock raid on a German border town. The SS dressed prisoners as Polish soldiers and shot them in cold blood, to make it appear that heroicMoreHitler started World War Two on a pretext. In September 1939, the German SS, posing as Polish soldiers, staged a mock raid on a German border town. The SS dressed prisoners as Polish soldiers and shot them in cold blood, to make it appear that heroic German soldiers repulsed the “Polish” attack. Little did the world know that these ruthless murders were just the beginning of six long years of unabated slaughter of innocents under the color of law and government authority. This is the story of the Holocaust Hitler and his minions inflicted on Europeans, particularly the Jews, whom, as a matter of state policy, the Nazi intended to exterminate to the last man, woman and child. It is the story of heroes, both Jews and Gentiles who, under the thumb of the German oppressors, risked their lives to bring the news of the slaughter to the free world- it is the story of the men and women who tried to disseminate the word these people brought out of what was happening and what the Nazis wanted to hide- it is the story of callous and venal politicians and government bureaucrats in the United States State Department—and British Foreign Office—who took every measure to conceal, downplay or outright deny what they knew was happening and they did it for various reasons including: placating the Arabs, wanting to prevent Jewish immigration of any nature to the free world, or simply trying to push anti-Semitic agendas, if not furthering, wittingly or not, Nazi desire for concealment. Barred! tells about an American president who, for political reasons, did nothing to change the situation, despite the urging of the first lady, until it was too late to save the bulk of the Jewish people in Europe- and it is the story of some other government officials, some private citizens, and the first lady, who together, exposed the conspiracy to keep the Holocaust a secret and the European Jews out of the United States.Jan Karski of the Polish resistance , at the risk of his life infiltrated the Warsaw Ghetto and the German death camps in order to be an eyewitness to the atrocities. He brought first-hand information of the killings directly to President Roosevelt.Jewish concentration camp inmates executed daring escapes to bring out word of what the Germans were doing in the camps. One Jewish resistance fighter in Warsaw escaped to England to alert the Allies of what the Germans were doing to the Jews. He found uncaring government bureaucrats who could not be moved to save Jews, so took his own life to shake conscience of the world.A clique within the State Department not only concealed the evidence of the extermination of the Jewish people, but also misled the American people and the president by denying what they knew was taking place. The State Department instructed its consuls to create such obstacles and delays that would make it impossible for Jews to meet requirements for emigration to the United States.There is the unending campaign by Eleanor Roosevelt to open the gates of America to the oppressed Jews, locking horns with the State Department bureaucrats and even her own husband. There were also some caring officials in the Treasury Department who investigated and came up with the smoking gun evidence that exposed the State Department’s activities and forced the president, in 1944, to finally take steps to try to save what remained of European Jewry.Immigrant Jewish nuclear scientists, including Einstein, persuaded a skeptical United States to engage in atomic bomb research, warning of Germany’s strides in developing an atomic bomb. It sparked the building of an American atomic bomb while German scientists were hamstrung for years by Hitler’s refusal to permit them to use Einstein’s theory because it was “Jewish science.