Essay about A Brief Note On Reporting On The Holocaust
The topic of the Holocaust and how it was treated in other countries never really came to mind with me. When first starting researching the idea of how the Holocaust was treated I would have never even imagined what I read was true. After doing a research project on it, the things that came up were some unbelievable stuff. The American reporting on the Holocaust was absolutely atrocious, in one of the biggest genocides in all of history, almost half of the American people didn’t even know about the Holocaust and still to this day most people don’t know much about it; One of the biggest newspapers out at this time failed in getting important information out to the American people, and the sad part about it all is that not only did the newspaper know about it, but the President of the United States as well.
The New York Times had all the information on what was happening in Europe, however even though the editors knew the information, it was very DIMINISHED publishing. The thing I truly never understood is that, why would reporters have information and never publish what they truly could. Its essence became knowable very fast, from Nazi threats and undisputed eyewitness reports collected by Americans agents (Gonchar).“The original sin of neglecting the Holocaust and the current trend that has seen unprecedented coverage of alleged genocides may very well be linked,” (Kersten). “The New York Times, the nation 's leading…