May 7, 2009 – Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney interviews Robert Rosen, who is a lawyer, historian, and author of “Saving the Jews: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Holocaust.”
Six million Jews died in the Holocaust. Since the 1960s, when a post-World War II generation of historians came of age, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has increasingly been seen as, at best, standing idly by while this atrocity occurred. But is this an accurate picture?
Robert Rosen, author of “Saving the Jews: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Holocaust, explored this question and others on May 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Rosen is a shareholder in the Rosen Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Virginia in 1969, his M.A. in history from Harvard University in 1970, and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973. He has also authored books on the history of Charleston and on the American Civil War.