How did the Allies respond?

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Myron Taylor, the American representative delivering a speech at the Evian Conference, France, July 1938
© 2011 Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority.

From the Nazi rise to power in Germany during 1933, right through to the outbreak of war, the Allies had full access to information about the Nazi's actions. Even after the outbreak of war the Allies were building up a dossier of evidence of the Nazi atrocities. However, the response of the Allies left much to be desired.

How did the Allies respond to Hitler?

How did the Allies respond to the plight of the Jews of Europe?

How did the Allies respond to the increased requests for refuge?

Why did the Allies not do more?

Why did the Allies not bomb the killing centres?


Use this section to start to find answers to these questions.