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Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaperby Laurel Leff
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An in-depth look at how The New York Times failed in its coverage of the fate of European Jews from 1939-1945. It examines the many decisions that were made up and down the chain-of-command at The Times - decisions that ultimately resulted in the minimizing, misunderstanding, and dilution of modern history's worst genocide. The fascinating and tragic narrative of Buried by The Times is unfolded by Laurel Leff, a veteran journalist and professor of journalism.
An in-depth look at how The New York Times failed in its coverage of the fate of European Jews from 1939-1945. It examines the many decisions that were made at The Times, that ultimately resulted in the minimizing, misunderstanding, and dilution of modern history's worst genocide.
This book reveals how The New York Times failed in its coverage of the holocaust.
How The New York Times failed in its coverage of European Jews from 1939-1945.
About the Author
Laurel Leff has been a faculty member at Northeastern University since 1996. Prior to her university appointment, she was a professional journalist, reporting for 18 years for such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal and The Miami Herald. She served also as an editor for American Lawyer Media and The Hartford Courant. This is her first book.
Table of Contents
Introduction: the last voice from the abyss; Part I. 1933-1941: 1. 'Not a Jewish problem': the publisher's perspective on the Nazis' rise and the refugee crisis; 2. 'This here is Germany': reporting from the Berlin bureau; 3. 'Worthy of France': the Vichy government's anti-semitic laws and concentration camps; 4. 'A new life in Nazi-built ghettos': German domination of Poland, Rumania and the Baltic States; Part II 1941-1945: 5. 'To awaken the conscience of Christendom': pressure to publicize the first news of the extermination campaign; 6. 'Amidst the advertisements on page 19': placement decisions and the role of the news editors; 7. 'All Jews are not brothers': the publisher's battle with Zionists; 8. 'The semitic question should be avoided': German atrocities and U.S. Government propaganda; 9. 'Final phase of supreme tragedy has begun': the War Refugee Board and the destruction of Hungary's Jews; 10. 'Political prisoners, slave laborers and civilians of many nationalities': the liberation of the concentration camps; 11. 'Lessons from the Hitler tragedy': the publisher and the aftermath of war; Conclusion: 'the horrible story was not told'.
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