The Holocaust Averted: An Alternate History of American by Jeffrey S. Gurock
By Jeffrey S. Gurock
This trade history—where, between many situations, Hitler is assassinated, Japan doesn't bomb Pearl Harbor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt is succeeded after phrases by means of Robert A. Taft—does reason us to check and higher have fun with background. As Gurock tells his story, he concludes each bankruptcy with a quick part that describes what truly occurred and, therefore, additional educates the reader.
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He was a scion of an aristocratic Jerusalem family with an abiding hatred for Zionists; to him they were invaders who had brought with them not only a Jewish lifestyle but a European one, which he also abhorred. His supporters had credited him with inspiring Arab uprisings against the Zionist invaders in 1921, 1929, and 1936, while his enemies had accused him of instigating bloodshed. In 1937, he had made Arab opposition to the Peel Commission’s recommendations abundantly clear at a Pan-Arab conference, calling for the undoing of the Balfour Declaration, the end of the mandate, and the quick establishment of an Arab state in Palestine.
Such troublemakers were the first prisoners in the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps that the Nazis created early in their regime. Understandably the Jews, for all their abhorrence of Hitler and what his followers said and wanted to do to them, kept the lowest and quietest profile possible. They did their utmost to stay clear of the brown-shirted enforcers of the SA and the Gestapo. It was only when other threats were eliminated that the SS, with Hitler’s ready assent, began to focus its malignant attention upon Jews.
In 1933, communists and socialists, challengers and opponents from outside Nazi ranks, and competing factions from within the party had to be immediately neutralized. The military had to be continually satisfied that Hitler was the right man to lead Germany. In fact, the SS, the elite security force that pledged direct and unyielding fealty to the leader, was initially empowered primarily to silence dissenting and threatening voices among Germans. Such troublemakers were the first prisoners in the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps that the Nazis created early in their regime.