Fervently Orthodox rabbis in the United States ignored the suffering of millions of Jews while trying to rescue several hundred Polish talmudic scholars from the Holocaust, according to a new book. The rabbis’ goal brought them into conflict with mainstream American Jewish groups working to rescue as many Jews as possible, according to author and Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff. “The Response of Orthodox Jewry in the United States to the Holocaust” is being released Tuesday, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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