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Holocaust survivor talks about ‘accomplices’

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From page A5 | April 10, 2013 |

UC Davis political scientist Alexander Groth survived the Holocaust. Courtesy photo

How did Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, the leaders of the Allies in World War II, deal with the Holocaust — the massacre of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany?

Political scientist Alexander J. Groth will provide the answers in a program from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Social Hall of Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Sponsored by the CBH Israel Matters Committee, the talk will be based on Groth’s latest book, “Accomplices: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Holocaust” (New York: Peter Lang, 2011, Vol. 67 of St. John’s University Modern European History Series).

“Accomplices” explores a paradox. While Churchill and Roosevelt made critically important contributions to the defeat of Nazi Germany, their policies concerning Jews, on balance, aided and facilitated the so-called final solution, Groth argues. In his talk, Groth will address the “how” and “why” of this paradox as well as what he sees as “the monumental cover-up” surrounding the Holocaust aspect of World War II into the present time.

Groth is an emeritus professor of political science at UC Davis (1962-1998) and a longtime member of Congregation Bet Haverim and its Israel Matters Committee.

He is a Holocaust survivor who spent the war years in Poland (1939-45) and was a child inmate of the Warsaw Ghetto from 1940 until his escape during the period of gas chamber deportations in August 1942. Eluding capture in various hiding locales, Groth and his mother were the sole remnant of his family in 1945.

He came to the United States in 1947 at age 15, attended high school and college in New York City, and received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1960. Groth is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles, including “Democracies Against Hitler” (1999) and “Holocaust Voices” (2003).

For further information, contact Al Sokolow at 530-758-3246 or ajsokolow@ ucdavis.edu.

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