statistics derived from Yad Vashem and Fleming, Hitler
and the Final Solution.
world outside Nazi Europe received numerous press reports in the 1930s
about the persecution of Jews. By 1942 the governments of the United
States and Great Britain had confirmed reports about the Final
Solution - Germany's intent to kill all the Jews of Europe. However,
influenced by antisemitism and fear of a massive influx of refugees,
neither country modified their refugee politics. No specific attempts to
stop or slow the genocide were made until mounting pressure eventually
forced the United States to undertake limited rescue efforts in 1944.