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Not Idly By: Peter Bergson

Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust
Not Idly ByPeter Bergson, America and the Holocaust by Pierre Sauvage (58 min., Varian Fry Institute, 2014)

Upcoming The Bergson Group on the Internet

The New York Times, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, Belatedly Recognizing Heroes of the Holocaust

The Jewish Press, July 27, 2011, Bergson Group Activists Recognized At Yad Vashem-Wyman Conference

Jerusalem Post, July 17, 2011, on the Bergson Group conference at Yad Vashem on July 15, Historians Debate: Could More Jews Have Been Saved?

US Holocaust Museum Launches Bergson Exhibit (Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2008)

Peter Bergson (U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum website)

Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook) at Wikipedia

The Bergson Group vs. The Holocaust by Dr. Rafael Medoff (The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies)

Michael Oren review of A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust

Israeli petition to Yad Vashem (Wyman Institute)

Peter Bergson obituary in the New York Times

America and the HolocaustA Few Additional Suggestions

Ten Propositions About America and the Holocaust by Pierre Sauvage (pending)


Essential books
A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust by David S. Wyman and Rafael Medoff (2002)
The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945
by David S. Wyman (1984)

Essential films
Not Idly By—Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust by Pierre Sauvage (2014), Varian Fry Institute
Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?  by Laurence Jarvik (1982), available from Kino International

America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference  by Martin Ostrow (1994), available from PBS

Essential play
The Accomplices  by Bernard Weinraub, most recently produced in Los Angeles in 2008, Fountain Theatre

panel after The Accomplices, Aug 3, 2008: left to right, documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, play director Deborah LaVine, playwright Bernard Weinraub,
Dr. Rebecca Kook (daughter of Peter Bergson), Nili Kook (widow of Peter Bergson), Steven Schub (actor, played Peter Bergson)

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