Babe Ruth and the Holocaust
December 20, 2012 15:20
Seventy years ago, the names of 50 German-Americans appeared in a full-page advertisement in ten daily newspapers ‘in denunciation of the Hitler policy of cold-blooded extermination of the Jews of Europe.’ The most prominent signatory was George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth.
Babe Ruth 370.
(photo credit:George Grantham Bain)
Babe Ruth is remembered for his home runs on the field and his hot dog binges
and other peccadilloes off the field. But as the American public is about to
discover, there was another Babe Ruth – one who went to bat for women and
minorities, including the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust.Throughout
the spring and summer of 1942, Allied leaders received a steady stream of
reports about the Germans massacring tens of thousands of Jewish