What is Stephen Samuel Wise?

  • (noun): United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949).
    Synonyms: Wise

Stephen Samuel Wise

Stephen Samuel Wise (born Weisz, March 17, 1872, 1874 or 1875 (detailed below) – April 19, 1949) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American Reform rabbi and Zionist leader.

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Stephen Samuel Wise - Criticism of Wise
... David Kranzler has criticized Wise for his alleged failure to recognize the Holocaust prior to American entry into World War II, and the allegation that he dismissed early reports of ... Holocaust Victims Accuse, Moshe Shonfeld asserts that Wise prevented the shipment of food packages from American Jews to Poland due to fear that it would be interpreted by the Allies as giving aid to the enemy ... Saul Friedlander, who writes "In the spring of 1941 Rabbi Wise had decided to impose a complete embargo on all aid sent to Jews in occupied countries, in compliance with the U.S ...

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