Marauding Youth and the Christian Front: Antisemitic Violence in Boston and New York During World War II

  title={Marauding Youth and the Christian Front: Antisemitic Violence in Boston and New York During World War II},
  author={Stephen H. Norwood},
  journal={American Jewish History},
  pages={233 - 267}
1. PM, October 18 and 20, 1943; New York Post, October 20 and 22, 1943; The Day, October 22, 1943. The prominent writer Wallace Stegner in 1944 noted that the “Jewish section” of Boston—that is, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury—was surrounded by neighborhoods “largely Irish-American in population.” The “gangs” that launched raids to beat up Jews “were composed mainly of young Irish-Americans.” Stegner, “Who Persecutes Boston?” Atlantic Monthly, July 1944, 46. Marauding Youth and the Christian… 
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