The Aftermath

  • Steve Hochstadt
Part of the Documents in History book series (DH)


The Holocaust was unbelievable. Despite accurate reports by eyewitnesses to all aspects of this genocide, those outside could not and would not grasp what they were being told. American and British leaders hearing Jan Karski describe the Warsaw ghetto or reading the report on Auschwitz made by two escapees, Western newspaper readers confronted with vivid stories, even Jews with relatives in Europe could not understand what they could not imagine.1


Concentration Camp Mass Murder International Military Tribunal Nuremberg Trial Holocaust Memorial 
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  1. 79.
    Reprinted in Geoffrey H. Hartman (ed.), Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1986), pp. 241–4.Google Scholar

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