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Jacqueline Elliott- The Allies Neglectfulness in the Holocaust

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During the time of the holocaust the Allies did little in preventing the murder and crime that occurred. The Allies, having all the resources and influence that they did, could have done more to prevent the holocaust. Based on what the Allies knew, what they did to prevent the holocaust amounts to neglectfulness. How much the Allies knew about the occurrences in the holocaust is debatable. According to BBC News Churchill was informed on messages of murder and killings of the Jews (Gilbert). He found out about this through his intelligent services after the holocaust had begun (Gilbert). Allies May Have Known of Holocaust states that the Allies may have known about the “Final Solution” and all that entailed from as early as 1942 ( Longley). The Allies were well informed on the crimes of the Holocaust. The Allies also did many things to prevent or put an end to the Holocaust but, they could have done more. Churchill organized a boycott of German goods (Gilbert). This caused a recession in the German economy and it was the hope that, this recession would cause the Gustapo to stop what they were doing in order to keep up a good economy. However, the boycott was not a large enough measure to stop the Germans. Churchill also opposed the Jewish refugees not being allowed in Palestine (Gilbert). Churchill had such a desire to help these people that in March 1944 he by-passed the British governments law on the immigration to Palestine (Gilbert). In fighting for rights for the Jews Winston Churchill said “To be guided by sentiments of humanity towards those fleeting from the cruelest forms of persecution” (Gilbert). You can see there were efforts made by Winston to keep the Jewish refugees safe but not much was done to prevent the k... ... middle of paper ... ...certain but, it would have made a difference. Works Cited Gilbert, Martian, Sr. "Churchill and the Holocaust." BBC News. BBC, 17 Feb. 2011. Web. 18 May 2014. Longley, Robert. "Allies May Have Known of Holocaust." Allies May Have Known of Holocaust. About.com. Web. 18 May 2014. "The United States and the Holocaust: Rescue Attempts." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 18 May 2014. "The United States and the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 18 May 2014. "The United States and the Holocaust: Why Auschwitz Was Not Bombed." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 18 May 2014.
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