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Breitman, Richard 1947-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 309 publications in 8 languages and 11,656 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Diaries  Sources  Personal correspondence  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: DD247.H46, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Breitman
The architect of genocide : Himmler and the final solution by Richard Breitman( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Heinrich Himmler, who devised the plans that enabled the Holocaust to take place
FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an extensive examination of this impassioned debate, Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman find that the president was neither savior nor bystander. In "FDR and the Jews," they draw upon many new primary sources to offer an intriguing portrait of a consummate politician--compassionate but also pragmatic--struggling with opposing priorities under perilous conditions
Official secrets : what the Nazis planned, what the British and Americans knew by Richard Breitman( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the course of its war for world domination and a projected racial utopia, Hitler's government committed monstrous crimes. As defeat neared, the Third Reich's officials tried to destroy all the physical and documentary evidence about their murder of millions. They did not fully succeed, but huge gaps in the historical record have made it hard for us to reconstruct how they planned the Holocaust." "Great Britain already had some of the evidence, however, for, all along, its intelligence services had been intercepting, decoding, analyzing, and circulating many German police radio messages and some from the SS. Yet this critical evidence was sealed away - marked "Most Secret," "To Be Kept under Lock and Key," and "Never to Be Removed from This Office"--And it has only now reappeared." "Integrating this new evidence with the known sources, Richard Breitman examines how Germany's leaders brought about the Holocaust - and when. He assesses the British and American suppression of information about Nazi killings, and the tensions between the two powers over how to respond. His work concludes with an examination of the consequences (including the failure to punish many known war criminals) of keeping this information secret for so many decades."--Jacket
Breaking the silence by Walter Laqueur( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Eduard Schulte, the German industrialist who risked everything to oppose the Nazis and was the first to tell the world of the fate of the Jews in Hitler's Europe"--Jacket
U.S. intelligence and the Nazis by Richard Breitman( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a direct result of the 1998 Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act. Drawing upon many documents declassified under this law, the authors demonstrate what US intelligence agencies learned about Nazi crimes during World War II and about the nature of Nazi intelligence agencies' role in the Holocaust. It examines how some US corporations found ways to profit from Nazi Germany's expropriation of the property of German Jews. This book also reveals startling new details on the Cold War connections between the US government and Hitler's former officers. At a time when intelligence successes and failures are at the center of public discussion, US Intelligence and the Nazis also provides an unprecedented inside look at how intelligence agencies function during war and peacetime
Advocate for the doomed : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1932-1935 by James G McDonald( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The private diary of James G. McDonald (1886-1964) offers a unique and hitherto unknown source on the early history of the Nazi regime and the Roosevelt administration's reactions to Nazi persecution of German Jews. Considered for the post of U.S. ambassador to Germany at the start of FDR's presidency, McDonald traveled to Germany in 1932 and met with Hitler soon after the Nazis came to power. Fearing Nazi intentions to remove or destroy Jews in Germany, in 1933 he became League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and sought aid from the international community to resettle outside the Reich Jews and others persecuted there. But McDonald met with little success. The lack of international movement on the refugee issue caused him to resign in December 1935 in protest at the lack of support for his work. Not written for publication and never revised, this diary shows McDonald in the 1930s shuttling back and forth among key political and financial authorities in the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Latin America, and the Vatican. A shrewd observer, McDonald meticulously recorded his extraordinary insights into their thoughts and motives. This invaluable, almost day-to-day record of efforts to help increasingly desperate German Jews seeking refuge will fascinate readers interested in this tragic period and will benefit scholars for generations."--Jacket
Hitler's shadow : Nazi war criminals, U.S. intelligence, and the Cold War by Richard Breitman( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American refugee policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945 by Richard Breitman( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does one explain America's failure to take bold action to resist the Nazi persecution and murder of European Jews? In contrast to recent writers who place the blame on anti-Semitism in American society at large and within the Roosevelt administration in particular, Richard Breitman and Alan M. Kraut seek the answer in a detailed analysis of American political realities and bureaucratic processes. Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the authors describe and analyze American immigration policy as well as rescue and relief efforts directed toward European Jewry between 1933 and 1945. They contend that U.S. policy was the product of preexisting restrictive immigration laws; an entrenched State Department bureaucracy committed to a narrow defense of American interests; public opposition to any increase in immigration; and the reluctance of Franklin D. Roosevelt to accept the political risks of humanitarian measures to benefit the European Jews. The authors find that the bureaucrats who made and implemented refugee policy were motivated by institutional priorities and reluctance to take risks, rather than by moral or humanitarian concerns."--Amazon.com
German socialism and Weimar democracy by Richard Breitman( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refugees and rescue : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1935-1945 by James G McDonald( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Architekt der "Endlösung" : Himmler und die Vernichtung der europäischen Juden by Richard Breitman( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Himmler (1900 - 1945), unter anderem Reichsführer SS und Chef der Deutschen Polizei, zuletzt auch Reichminister, war der mächtigste Mann in Hitlers Reich. Er baute die SS zu einem Staat im Staate aus und wurde selbst zum größten Massenmörder, den die Weltgeschichte kannte
To the gates of Jerusalem : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 by James G McDonald( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the third in a series of James G. McDonald's edited diaries and papers, covers his work from 1945, with the formation of the Anglo-American Committee, through 1947, with the United Nations' decision to partition Palestine between Jews and Arabs. The "Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Regarding the Problems of European Jewry and Palestine" was a group charged with finding a solution to the problem of European Jewish Refugees in the context of the increasingly unstable British Mandate in Palestine. McDonald's diaries and papers offer the most thorough personal account we have of the Committee and the politics surrounding it. His diary is part travelogue through the desolation of postwar Europe and a Middle East being transformed by new Jewish settlements and growing Arab intransigence. McDonald maintained discreet contact with Zionist and moderate Arab leaders throughout the Committee's hearings and deliberations. He was instrumental in the recommendation that 100,000 Jewish refugees enter Palestine and won President Truman's trust in order to counter attempts to nullify the report's recommendations.--
Staatsgeheimnisse : die Verbrechen der Nazis, von den Alliierten toleriert by Richard Breitman( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envoy to the Promised Land : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald,1948-1951 by James G McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly seventy-five years after World War II, a contentious debate lingers over whether Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler's Europe. Defenders claim that FDR saved millions of potential victims by defeating Nazi Germany. Others revile him as morally indifferent and indict him for keeping America's gates closed to Jewish refugees and failing to bomb Auschwitz's gas chambers
Secrets officiels : ce que les nazis planifiaient, ce que les Britanniques et les Américains savaient by Richard Breitman( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A l'approche de la défaite, les Allemands ont tenté de détruire les preuves de leurs crimes. Certaines de ces preuves étaient pourtant déjà à la disposition des Occidentaux. Cinquante ans plus tard, ces informations longtemps dissimulées sont désormais connues. R. Breitman examine avec ces nouvelles données comment et quand l'Holocauste fut organisé
Himmler et la Solution finale : l'architecte du génocide by Richard Breitman( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il silenzio degli Alleati : la responsabilità morale di inglesi e americani nell'Olocausto ebraico by Richard Breitman( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mann, der das Schweigen brach : Wie die Welt Holocaust erfuhr by Walter Laqueur( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocate for the doomed by James G McDonald( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Official secrets : what the Nazis planned, what the British and Americans knew
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Official secrets : what the Nazis planned, what the British and Americans knewBreaking the silenceU.S. intelligence and the NazisAdvocate for the doomed : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1932-1935American refugee policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945Refugees and rescue : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1935-1945Advocate for the doomed
Alternative Names
Braiṭman, Ritsʹard 1947-

Breitman, Richard

Breitman, Richard D.

Breitman, Richard D. 1947-

Breitman , Richard David

Richard Breitman American historian

Richard Breitman Amerikaans hoogleraar

Richard Breitman historiador estadounidense

Richard Breitman historiador estatunidenc

Richard Breitman historien américain

Richard Breitman profesor universitariu estauxunidense

בריטמן, ריצ'רד

בריטמן, ריצ'רד דוד

ברייטמן, ריצ'רד דוד

ברייטנן, ריצʹרד 1947-

ブライトマン, リチャード

理查德·布萊特曼

Languages
English (197)

German (28)

Italian (11)

French (8)

Dutch (2)

Japanese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)