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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

FASCINATING HISTORY: The first time Hollywood exposed the Holocaust | The Times of Israel

Hundreds of performers, including Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson, helped raise awareness of the Holocaust as it unfolded by joining the cast of We Will Never Die. (Courtesy of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies) Exactly 70 years ago, Hollywood’s top stars got together to expose the Holocaust.

It was early 1943, and Hitler’s armies were finally in retreat from North Africa and the Soviet Union. D-Day was more than a year away, and the Nazis had murdered almost three million Jews.

Since the start of the war, eyewitness accounts of mass shootings and death camps had made their way to governments around the world. “Rescue through victory” remained the official Allied strategy, and the killings receiving little attention.

As the genocide reached its apex, Hollywood decided to take action.....

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