President Trump went to the Holocaust Museum yesterday to praise the courage of survivors like Gerda Weissmann Klein. But had he been president when she was trying to get to America, he never would have let her and many others like her in the country.
Pressure for black, women’s and gay rights has brought down barriers in America. But inequality is more rife than ever, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is sometimes maligned for not doing enough to stop the Holocaust. But by taking a political risk, he saved the Jews of North Africa and the future State of Israel.
The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Philadelphia offers an annual list of The Ten Most Absurd Statements About Allies’ Responses to the Holocaust. The list is a high point in the institute’s unceasing mission to keep the heat on President Franklin D. Roosevelt for having done nothing to stop the Nazi genocide (other than winning World War II and defeating Hitler, for whatever that’s worth).
America’s going crazy over Anthony Weiner as though we’d just discovered that men are horny so-and-so’s who can’t keep their zippers up. Doesn’t anyone remember King David and Bathsheba? And why isn’t anybody yelling about Senator David Vitter?