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The "Jewish threat" : anti-semitic politics of the U.S. Army

Joseph W. Bendersky.
  • New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
  • 1st ed.
  • xvii, 539 pages, [24] p. of plates : illustrations; 25 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "While the pervasive anti-Semitism of "ordinary" Germans in the first half of the 20[superscript th] century has received much attention lately, very little has been written about America's own history of anti-Semitism. In the shocking The "Jewish Threat," Joseph Bendersky argues that such racism permeated the highest ranks of the US military throughout much of the past century, having a very real effect on policy decisions." "While researching a book on Weimar social history in the National Archives, Bendersky stumbled upon a Military Intelligence Division file that contained reports on the activities of prominent Jews around the globe who were presumed to be involved in a massive conspiracy to dominate the world. Initially convinced that this was simply the work of a fringe group in the military, Bendersky nevertheless followed the thread of this file further. Through ten years of research in more than 35 archives, the author has now uncovered clear, compelling, and irrefutable evidence of endemic and virulent anti-Semitism throughout the army officer corps, from the turn of the century right up to the decades after World War II." "Written with novelistic intensity, The "Jewish Threat" is the first documented examination of a functioning anti-Semitic worldview within an American institution of government and adds an entirely new dimension to the history of the U.S. Army."--BOOK JACKET.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-519) and index.
ISBN
  • 0465006175 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 00034330
  • OCLC: 44089138