Prelude to Catastrophe

Robert Shogan examines Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s decision to not intercede on the part of Europe’s Jewish population despite the president’s… read more

Robert Shogan examines Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s decision to not intercede on the part of Europe’s Jewish population despite the president’s close Jewish advisers, including his chief speech writer, Sam Rosenman, Supreme Court Justice Louis K. Brandies, adviser and later Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, and Benjamin Cohen who assisted on New Deal financial reform. The author contends it was this group’s insular political thinking and hesitation to stir resentment toward American Jews that kept President Roosevelt removed from the pleas for action by the American Jewish community. Robert Shogan discussed his book at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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Prelude to Catastrophe

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Program ID:
296845-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 05, 2010 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 03, 2011 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Dec 05, 2010 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 06, 2010 | 6:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2010 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2011 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 03, 2011 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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