The Outraged Conscience

Seekers of Justice for Nazi War Criminals in America

By Rochelle G. Saidel

Subjects: Jewish Studies
Paperback : 9780873958981, 250 pages, June 1985
Hardcover : 9780873958974, 250 pages, June 1985

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Motivated by moral outrage, a small number of individuals in America today is vigorously protesting the presence here of accused Nazi war criminals and collaborators. The Outraged Conscience documents their individual efforts.

A vital addition to the literature on the Holocaust, this book looks closely at the separate activities of these dedicated seekers of justice. It reveals that they are a diverse lot, each with different reasons for total commitment to the issue.

The Outraged Conscience also probes more general moral questions: Can there be valid justification for the United States government allowing Nazi war criminals to enter the country and, in some cases, employing them? Is there a satisfactory explanation for the years of inaction by government officials, major American Jewish organizations, veteran groups, and the news media on this practice?

The lives, stories, and reasons for involvement of these justice seekers are part of modern American history. This book puts their stories on the record.

Rochelle G. Saidel is Special Assistant to New York State Senate Minority Leader Manfred Ohrenstein. She is also an advisor to both the New York State and New York City Holocaust centers and a correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.


"For this book I have waited for a long time." — Simon Wiesenthal