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Unformatted text preview: the murderous nature of Nazism. The reasons of the second major failure (to take action) were, of course, different between Jews and the non-Jews. In regard to the non-Jews, Lacqueur points out that self interest and lack of interest in Jews’ fate often came into play and impeded the saving of the Jews; this is true for the U.S. government, Britain, Stalin, and neutral and international organizations such as the Vatican and the Red Cross. As for the Jews, Lacqueur presents several explanations for their inaction: total helplessness, ignorance of what would truly happen, and unwarranted optimism....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2009 for the course JS 211g at USC.