Israel Matters: What the Allied Powers in the Second World War Might Have Done to Save More Jews: Some “What Ifs” of Holocaust History” (Alex Groth and Tony Tanke)
Although the Allied Powers (including the U.S., Great Britain and the Soviet Union) were well aware of the Holocaust as it unfolded as early as 1942, the opportunities to stop it sooner weren’t necessarily acted upon as soon as they could have been.
In this joint presentation, Alex Groth and Tony Tanke examine the “roads not taken” by the Allied Powers. This event represents a re-teaming of Groth and Tanke, who co-led a related academic conference in Jerusalem in March 2015, and is a prelude by the authors of a soon to be published book.
Alex Groth is a member of the Bet Haverim community, a Holocaust survivor, UC Davis Political Science Professor Emeritus and author of three books. Tony Tanke is an attorney, current president of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation and co-author of a chapter addressing Jewish immigration to Palestine during and after World War II in a forthcoming book (expected 2018).
Watch their full presentation below.