Recognition of the Victims
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Alfred Feladman, a survivor of Berga, said he gave a deposition about his ordeal to military war crimes investigators after the war. But what happened to this information is a mystery to Feldman. Part of the reason has to do with the government's desire to prevent this story from being disclosed. It would have been embarrassing to admit that American Jews were victims of the Nazis, that their government would not or could not protect them. Furthermore, by avoiding the subject, the government saved the American people from a painful reexamination of the nation's commitment to people in need, its obligations to its citizens and its treatment of minorities.