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‘From slavery and persecution to freedom and kindness’: refugees at the Manchester Jewish Home for the Aged

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/9780719085499.003.0017
‘From slavery and persecution to freedom and kindness’: refugees at the Manchester Jewish Home for the Aged

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Late in 1938, by the prompting of its secretary, Morris Feinmann, the Home for Aged, Needy and Incurable Jews and Temporary Shelter in Cheetham Hill, decided to offer accommodation to thirty German Jewish refugees. With the purchase of a house next to its existing buildings and adjacent to the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, the Home's Board of Management believed that its facilities now made it possible to ‘undertake this humanitarian work both efficiently and economically’, that the gesture would receive the good will of the community, and that the necessary financial support would be readily raised.

Keywords: Morris Feinmann; German Jewish refugees; humanitarian work; Home Office

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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