Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Overview

Drawing on a wide range of documentary and oral sources, including interviews with refugees, this book explores the responses in Manchester to those threatened by the rise of Fascism in Europe. By exploring the responses of particular segments of Manchester society, from Jewish communal organizations and the Zionist movement to the Christian churches, to pacifist organizations and private charities, it offers a critical analysis of the factors which facilitated and limited the work of rescue and their ...

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Overview

Drawing on a wide range of documentary and oral sources, including interviews with refugees, this book explores the responses in Manchester to those threatened by the rise of Fascism in Europe. By exploring the responses of particular segments of Manchester society, from Jewish communal organizations and the Zionist movement to the Christian churches, to pacifist organizations and private charities, it offers a critical analysis of the factors which facilitated and limited the work of rescue and their effect on the lives of the seven or eight thousand refugees - Spanish, Italian, German, Austrian, and Czech - who arrived in Manchester between 1933 and 1940.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719085499
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Williams is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester.

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Table of Contents

Preface *  Introduction: Jewish refugees in Manchester
• ‘Speak no evil’: Manchester Jewry and refugees, 1933–37 * ‘Displaced scholars’: Refugees at the University of Manchester * Refugees and Eccles cakes: Refugee industrialists in the Manchester region
• ‘Something ought to be done’: Manchester Quakers and refugees, 1933-37 * ‘The forgotten refugees’: Manchester and the Basque children of 1937
• ‘The work of succouring refugees is going forward’: The Manchester Jewish Refugees Committee 1939–40 * ‘Serious concern’: The Manchester Quakers and refugees, 1938-40 *  ‘Our remaining comrades in Czechoslovakia: The Manchester branch of the KPD * ‘Not because they are Jews’: The Catholic Church in Salford and refugees * ‘Inspired idealism’:  Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld and Manchester *  ‘The Harris House girls’: Girls from the kindertransporte in Southport * ‘A haven of safety’: Refugees and the Manchester women’s lodge of B’nai Brith * ‘Outposts of Jewish Palestine’: Young Zionist refugees in Manchester *  ‘The most difficult boys to handle’: Refugees at the Stockport hostel, 1939-40 * ‘By the grace of the almighty’: Refugees and the Manchester yeshiva * ‘From slavery and persecution to freedom and kindness’: Refugees at the Manchester Home for the Jewish Aged * ‘Bright young refugees’: Refugees and schools in the Manchester region * ‘Humanitarianism of the greatest value’:  Manchester Rotarians and refugees * The saved and the trapped: Refugees and those they left behind
• ‘The Dutch orphans’:  War refugees in Manchester * Pacifism and rescue:  The case of Lionel Cowan
• Conclusion: The victims of fascism and the liberal city
• Bibliography
• Index

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