Holocaust and Rescue: Impotent or Indifferent? Anglo-Jewry 1938-1945

Holocaust and Rescue: Impotent or Indifferent? Anglo-Jewry 1938-1945

by Pamela Shatzkes




This is a penetrating and balanced analysis of the options facing British Jews as they wrested with the problems of rescuing the victims of Nazi discrimination. Alive to political realities, and mercifully unpolemical, Shatzkes exposes the cruel dilemmas that made rescue increasingly difficult. The result is an impressive reworking of a contentious story, told here with compassion and understanding. RICHARD OVERY, Professor of History, King's College London

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780853035503
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pamela Shatzkes is Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

• 'Englishmen of the Jewish Persuasion'
• 'The Jewish Lions are no Longer Roaring'
• The Austrian and Czechoslovakian Crises of 1938-1939
• The Watershed: Kristallnacht and After
• Internment and Deportation
• Anglo-Jewry Mobilizes (Summer 1942-Spring 1943)
• Pawns in the Game of War (Summer 1943-Autumn 1944)
• Rescue Efforts: A Chronicle of Failure
• Relief Efforts: A Chronicle of Success
• Conclusion: Lack of Will, Lack of Skill?

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