In his new book, FDR and the Holocaust, author Rafael Medoff reveals the real FDR as a bigoted, buffoonish, elitist windbag. Here are a few quotes:
“The best way to settle the Jewish question,” FDR once said, “is to spread the Jews thin all over the world.” It worked for him in Hyde Park, NY, he said.
Complaints about the plight of European Jews fleeing the Nazis were dismissed by FDR as “sob stuff.”
German complaints about Jews were “understandable,” said FDR.
“Jews in various professions should be definitely limited.”
The cause of anti-Semitism in Poland, FDR announced, was the economic success of Jewish businessmen there.
FDR boasted to a U.S. senator that “there is no Jewish blood in our [the Roosevelts'] veins.”
Efforts to minimize one’s income taxes was “a dirty Jewish trick” to Roosevelt.
“Mingling Asiatic blood with European or American blood produces, in nine cases out of ten, unfortunate results,” said FDR.
“Immigration should be limited to those with blood of the right sort,” he said.
In 1923 FDR decided that there were too many Jews at Harvard so, as a member of the board of trustees, he imposed a quota.
Rafael Medoff surmises that such views can explain the FDR regime’s tepid response to the reality of the Holocaust.
6:44 am on April 7, 2013 Email Thomas DiLorenzo