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Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891-1967). Secretary of the Treasury under Franklin Roosevelt, and highest ranking Jew in the administration.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 03921

Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891-1967). Secretary of the Treasury under Franklin Roosevelt, and highest ranking Jew in the administration.

In January 1944, after receiving a report prepared by his subordinates on "the acquiescence of this government in the murder of the Jews," Morgenthau wrote a personal report to the President which led to the establishment of the War Refugee Board. After the war he became Chairman of the UJA (1946-50) and became involved with many Zionist causes.

Date
1941 - 1944
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2018-02-08 00:00:00
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