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The Accomplices

Bernard Weinraub

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7m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822222538

The time is 1940. Hillel Kook arrives in the United States, fresh from…

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The time is 1940. Hillel Kook arrives in the United States, fresh from the underground resistance to the British in Palestine. Under the alias Peter Bergson, he leads a small group of activists in seeking to rescue Jews threatened with destruction in Europe. Bergson is shocked to find his efforts blocked by the indifference and anti-Semitism in the Roosevelt administration and the fears and timidity of the Jewish establishment. Undaunted, Bergson and his colleagues organize a bold campaign to open the doors of the United States to Jews fleeing Hitler in a desperate race against time. Based on actual events, THE ACCOMPLICES is the true story of one man's fight on American soil to shatter a conspiracy of silence and inaction in the face of genocide.
"This is a story that needs to be told, and Weinraub—a longtime New York Times reporter—does so with moving clarity. A substantial, punch-packing morality thriller. Don't miss!" —Time Out NY. "A gripping work that illuminates a shameful period in American history. Sharply written." —NY Post. "THE ACCOMPLICES recalls political drama of the 1930s. As in, say, Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty. Bernard Weinraub has written a solid piece of agitation propaganda about events of yesteryear." —Variety. "Deeply affecting. Profoundly disturbing. Ultimately heartbreaking." —NY Newsday. "Provocative, intelligent and compelling. THE ACCOMPLICES will give you plenty to talk about." —NY Daily News. "…[a] pull-no-punches excoriation of the Roosevelt Administration's reluctance to shelter Eastern European Jews before and during WWII…A fascinating and underreported story." —NY Sun.


7m, 2f


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