Did the Allies do enough to stop the Nazis?

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Professor Yehuda Bauer

Professor Yehuda Bauer is one of the world’s greatest Holocaust historians. He has been interviewed many times regarding the actions of the Allies. His learned responses are both honest and insightful.

Use the interactive resource (above) to discover Professor Bauer’s interpretations of the Allied response to the Nazis.

Looking back to the events of the Holocaust many people question why the Allies did not do more to help the Jews of Europe.

Some ask how much the Allies actually knew about what was happening in Europe under the cloud of war. On the other hand, there are those who challenge the Allies as to why they did not do more to enable the Jews of Europe to escape the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis.

By the spring of 1944, there was widespread knowledge about Auschwitz. The last great Jewish community still intact in Europe was the Hungarian community. To destroy them the Nazis built the railway lines straight to the crematorium at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Therefore, why did the Allies not bomb the camps or the railway lines?