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Rekindling the Flame American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors of European Jewry, 1944-1948

(Posted to this site on 8/18/2000)

rekindling_flameAlex Grobman
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“Dr. Grobman’s book alternately shocks and exhilarates. His telling research reveals that the silence and paralysis that characterized much of the behavior of American Jewish leadership during the Nazi era extended into the crucial months after liberation. . . . Fortunately, one group of young men stepped into the breach. US. Army chaplains whose experience rarely extended beyond conservative, orthodox, or reformed pulpits—managed to save thousands of lives… These rabbis provided real leadership at a time when designated leaders provided lame excuses for inaction. Dr. Grobman is owed a debt of gratitude for introducing us to American Jewry’s unsung heroes.”

-Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Simon Wiesenthal Center

“A well wrltten and sophisticated analysis of the impact of displaced persons and Jewish survivors on American Jewish military chaplains.”

-Sybil Milton,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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