by Kirsten Fermaglich

Rescue Missions in WWII

American Jewish women fought fiercely on the bureaucratic front

How did American Jews help their persecuted coreligionists in Europe during the Holocaust? Cecilia Razovsky and the American-Jewish Women’s Rescue Operations in the Second World War by Bat-Ami Zucker (Vallentine Mitchell, $79.95), challenges the conventional scholarly opinion that they did nothing, or too little. Zucker describes in detail the substantial efforts to rescue European Jews undertaken by several American Jewish organizations, particularly the National Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants coming from Germany (NCC) and its successor, the National Refugee Service (NRS)

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