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Speak no evil: Manchester Jewry and refugees, 1933–1937

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780719085499
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703311 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0002
Speak no evil: Manchester Jewry and refugees, 1933–1937

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Refugee academics and industrialists, trainees supported by Isidore Apfelbaum's ‘private’ operation, German domestic servants placed by the Ladies Lodge of B'nai Brith, the two or three foreign students accepted by the Yeshiva, the two German ‘refugee’ rabbis and the handful of pacifists and Jewish ‘Friends of Friend’ supported by the Quakers represented the only known refugees from Nazism to have arrived in Manchester before November 1938. In spite of an escalating ‘war against the Jews’, many had delayed their departure in the belief that the Hitler regime would be as short-lived as its predecessors or, at any rate, that his anti-Semitism had been no more than a device for the achievement of power.

Keywords: Jewish Book; Manchester refugees; religious experience; Yeshiva; Isidore Apfelbaum; Ladies Lodge of B'nai Brith; Nazism; anti-Semitism

Chapter.  12732 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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