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Unformatted text preview: rejected. Bombing actually took place less than five miles away from the camp, and in fact, some bombs accidentally hit parts of the camp. The destruction of death camps was never the intention. Roosevelt had long known about the massive murders of Jews, but he did not establish the war refugee board until January, 1944. Signing the executive order 9417 was a political decision as he was under pressure to take action, but even after the WRB was established, little was given to the commission. With limited support, WRB still managed to succeed in saving many Jews, but had Roosevelt established the WRB earlier and given it more power and resources, the commission could have saved more lives....
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