Anglo.Jewish Responses to Nazi Germany 1933—39: The Anti-nazi Boycott and the Board of Deputies of British Jews

  title={Anglo.Jewish Responses to Nazi Germany 1933—39: The Anti-nazi Boycott and the Board of Deputies of British Jews},
  author={Sharon Gewirtz},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={255 - 276}
  • S. Gewirtz
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
While various studies have been carried out on the responses of the British government and the British press to nazi Germany,1 specifically Jewish attitudes have been neglected. Where the Jewish community of the 1930s in Britain has been the object of scholarly attention, the focal point has been the fight against domestic fascism and not the response to nazi Germany.2 Certainly the victory over British fascism at Cable Street and the events leading up to it provide an attractive subject of… 
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