It's often said that hindsight is mankind's greatest gift. As far as I know, no country has ever gone to war on humanitarian grounds, but I'm open to correction on that. Certainly, none of the countries that fought Nazi Germany claimed to be fighting to help the Jews or to end the Holocaust. IF I'd been U.S. President in 1941, when the first reports of the Holocaust reached Britain and America, I imagine I'd have wanted their accuracy checked extremely carefully, as the Holocaust was so irrational. One can understand a tyranny wanting to to plunder and enslave a people, but murdering them in pursuit of an ideology is a different matter. (In fact, it's so bizarre that at the time there was no word in English for this at the time. The earliest known use of the word 'genocide' dates from 1944). Let's assume I'd checked the accuracy and believed the reports. I'd then have asked myself what I could do. One obvious weapon would have been publicity, in the hope of shaming the German government into stopping the action. I would have appealed to Congress to allow Jews fleeing persecution to enter the U.S. much more easily, though by 1941 that would have been very late, but it would have saved some. However, beyond that it's not at all clear what form realistic and immediate practical intervention might have taken. As a politician I might have had worries about anti-German feeling resulting from the publicity leading to public disorder against the very large number of Americans of German origin. I would have asked to the U.S. envoy to the Vatican to press the Pope to issue an unequivocal and thundrous denunciation of the Holocaust. After all, at least 40% of the population of Greater Germany in 1941 was (at least nominally) Roman Catholic. I hope others will add their thoughts to this. Joncey
Auschwitz opend, It would be known to be the bloodiest place Jews were in
The Holocaust was during World War 2
"Gracie Allen for President 1940"
Douglas Hyde was the president of Ireland in 1940.
Anastasio Somoza GarcÃ­a was the President of Nicaragua in 1940.
1930's to the 1940's
The term "Holocaust Survivor" means any Jew who lived through the 1940's genocide.
Not many, most people put the start of the Holocaust at 1941.
It is called the Holocaust.
The Collingwood Football Club president in 1940 was H.Curtis. He was president from 1924 to 1950.
The Holocaust only started in 1940's... It's impossible to know about someting in the future.
In 1940 France was ruled by a french president.
the story came from the holocaust in the 1940's
The Holocaust took place from about 1940 to 1945, the international conflict was the Second World War.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president in 1940, and his salary was $75,000 a year.
They could be argued that they were an ally because they did nothing to stop it and they refused emmigration to the Jews in the late 1930's and the early 1940's. But it would be going too far to call the USA an ally to the Holocaust.
I started in 1933 but becomes more known by 1939/1940.
they learned about how gay they are
Spain did not have a president in 1940. Generalissimo Franco was the ruler of Spain in 1940, having come to power as a result of the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1939.
i believe in 1940's to 1945 hitler holocaust thing
The incumbent president Franklin Roosevelt, running as a Democrat, defeated Republican Wendell Wilkie of Indiana in 1940