South African Jews and Apartheid

  title={South African Jews and Apartheid},
  author={Franklin Hugh Adler},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={23 - 36}
  • F. Adler
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Political Science, Art
  • Patterns of Prejudice
Jews were overwhelmingly over-represented among Whites in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. At the same time, the Jewish community remained inwardly focused on narrowly Jewish concerns; Jewish communal institutions, until relatively late, remained distant from the struggle against racial injustice, if not wholly complicit with the apartheid regime. In this essay, Adler attempts to account for both responses, activism and compliance, by examining the dilemmas faced by South African… 
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