World War II

SALVAGING HOPE

RESCUE BOARD: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

By Rebecca Erbelding. 384 pp. Doubleday, 2018. $30.

FROM APRIL 1933—when Hitler’s government issued its first anti-Jewish law—until early 1944, the United States government did virtually nothing to aid those

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