Holocaust and Rescue: Impotent or Indifferent? Anglo-Jewry 1938-1945by P. Shatzkes
This book challenges the widely held view that Anglo-Jewish efforts on behalf of European Jews during the Nazi period were weak and half-hearted. Anglo-Jewish organizations achieved remarkable successes in the pre-war years, combining their administrative expertise with the financial guarantee of maintenance to accomplish the rescue of over 50 thousand refugees. By tragic contrast, their lack of political and diplomatic experience during wartime rendered them almost entirely incapable of influencing an intransigent government engaged in global war in order to save Jewish lives.
Author Biography: Pamela Shatzkes is a Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Pamela Shatzkes is Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics.
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