Shake Heaven and Earth
Peter Bergson and the Struggle to Rescue the Jews of Europe By Louis Rapoport
The Story told in Shake Heaven and Earth is the basis for Bernard Weinraub's off Broadway play, "The Accomplices".
This book sheds light on Peter Bergson who stood against the tide of passivity at the most desperate moment in Jewish history in two thousand years. More Below
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Shake Heaven and Earth
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Peter Bergson and the Struggle to Rescue the Jews of Europe
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The Story told in Shake Heaven and Earth is the basis for Bernard Weinraub's off Broadway play, 'The Accomplices'.
This book describes the efforts of the Bergson Group to save the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust. These efforts are now recoginzed by the U.S. Holocaust Museum, which has resolved to add an exhibit dedicated the activities of the Bergson group, also known as the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe.
The campaign to get The Bergson group recoginzed by the Museusm was forwarded by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and Israel Policy Forum president Seymour Reich and over 100 American Jewish leaders who signed a petition urging the museum to include the Bergson group’s activities in its permanent exhibit.
Shake Heaven and Earth has been recognized by many as an important work on this dramatic chapter in modern Jewish History.
Critic Reviews: This is the hardest book ever written about the extermination. And the most troubling for apologists for Franklin Roosevelt and the Jewish establishment. Sidney Zion, Daily News, NY
Shake Heaven and Earth carries with it the torch that Louis always carried with him - the torch of persistent research, bold discovery and passion for truth. Sir Martin Gilbert Winston Churchill's official biographer, and one of Britain's leading historians.
Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook) was instrumental in breaking through the walls of silence that surrounded the Holocaust. He was crucially important in the drive that finally forced Franklin D. Roosevelt to establish an American government rescue agency, the War Refugee Board. Recognition of Bergson's achievements is long overdue. He is one of the heroes of the Holocaust era David S. Wyman Author of The Abandonment of the Jews
Hillel Kook (alias Peter Bergson) was one of the rare Jewish heroes during the time of the Holocaust. His work in Washington to pressure the Roosevelt administration into action was the beginning of what is known today as the 'Jewish Lobby.' Shake heaven and Earth is an excellent portrait of the man and his times: it is must reading David Morrison Author of Heroes, Antiheroes and the Holocaust
“Hillel Kook (alias Peter Bergson) was one of the rare Jewish heroes during the time of the Holocaust. His work in Washington to pressure the Roosevelt administration into action was the beginning of what is known today as the “Jewish lobby.” Shake Heaven and Earth is an excellent portrait of the man and his times; it is must reading.” -David Morrison, Author of Heroes, Antiheroes and the Holocaust