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During the war, President Roosevelt faced mounting criticism about his slow and limited response to the persecution of European Jews during the war.
How did Roosevelt justify his response to his critics?
He stated that the vast majority of the American people were disinterested in expending additional resources to help European Jews.
He explained that by relaxing the strict European immigration quotas, shiploads of European Jews were being saved.
He assured his critics that the Soviet Red Army was actively liberating most of the camps in Eastern Europe.
He reassured his critics that the surest way to stop the problem was to defeat Hitler’s Germany as quickly and decisively as possible.
He stated that the U.S. had a limited amount of resources in which to expend on the rescue mission.