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Churchill and the Jews

Churchill and the Jews

A Lifelong Friendship

  • Author: Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1466829621
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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An insightful history of Churchill's lifelong commitment—both public and private—to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken opposition to anti-Semitism Winston Churchill was a young man in 1894 when Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was convicted of treason and sent to Devil's Island. Despite the prevailing anti-Semitism in England as well as on the Continent, Churchill's position was clear: he supported Dreyfus, and condemned the prejudices that had led to his conviction. Churchill's commitment to Jewish rights, to Zionism—and ultimately to the State of Israel—never wavered. In 1922, he established on the bedrock of international law the right of Jews to emigrate to Palestine. During his meeting with David Ben-Gurion in 1960, Churchill presented the Israeli prime minister with an article he had written about Moses, praising the father of the Jewish people. Drawing on a wide range of archives and private papers, speeches, newspaper coverage, and wartime correspondence, Churchill's official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert, explores the origins, implications, and results of Churchill's determined commitment to Jewish rights, opening a window on an underappreciated and heroic aspect of the brilliant politician's life and career.

Churchill and the Jews, 1900-1948

Churchill and the Jews, 1900-1948

  • Author: Michael J. Cohen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135319065
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Churchill's exalted position in the pantheon of Jewish and Zionist heroes has been almost taken for granted. This book looks beyond the myth and makes a sober reappraisal of the British statesman's attitudes and policies towards the Jews and to Zionism.

Accomplices

Accomplices

Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust

  • Author: Alexander J. Groth
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781433114632
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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This volume asserts that there was tacit cooperation in the Nazi extermination of the Jewish population of Europe by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Second World War. Although the Allies publicly recognized the Nazi massacre of the Jews in the London Declaration of December 17, 1942, the policies they pursued allowed the genocide to continue. They did so, the author claims, in three ways: (1) refusal to publicly and personally speak about and against the Nazi extermination of the Jews; (2) refusal to commit even one soldier, one plane, or one warship to any forcible opposition to the -Final Solution- throughout the Second World War; and (3) obstruction of Jewish escape from Hitler's Europe. This book explores the motivation for the policies Churchill and Roosevelt pursued."

The Jews of St. Petersburg

The Jews of St. Petersburg

Excursions Through a Noble Past

  • Author: Mikhail Be?zer
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • ISBN: 9780827603219
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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An Edward E. Elson EditionTranslated by Michael SherbourneSeven walking tours of the Jewish areas of this fabled city.

Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945

Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945

  • Author: Bernard Wasserstein
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192821850
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 389
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This moving book provides the first serious examination of the British government's policy towards the Jews during the Second World War. Drawing on archival sources in Britain, the United States, and Israel, Bernard Wasserstein explores the reasons for the near-total war-time ban on Jewish refugee immigration to Britain, the restrictive immigration policy in Palestine, the internment and deportation of aliens in Britain, and the abortive 1943 Bermuda Conference on refugees. He also examines the reasons behind the failure to aid Jewish resistance in Europe, as well as the rejection of the scheme (supported by Winston Churchill) for the Allied bombing of Auschwitz. Wasserstein's analysis of the official records reveals a lamentable story of bureaucratic complacency, inhumanity, and blindness to the Jewish catastrophe in Europe.

Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

  • Author: Richard Cohen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416584277
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
  • View: 900
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A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy. Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history of Europe’s Jews, culminating in the establishment of Israel. A veteran, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, Cohen began this journey as a skeptic, wondering in a national column whether the creation of a Jewish State was “a mistake.” As he recounts, he delved into his own and Jewish history and fell in love with the story of the Jews and Israel, a twice-promised land—in the Bible by God, and by the world to the remnants of Europe’s Jews. This promise, he writes, was made in atonement not just for the Holocaust, but for the callous indifference that preceded World War II and followed it—and that still threatens. Cohen’s account is full of stories—from the nineteenth century figures who imagined a Zionist country, including Theodore Herzl, who thought it might resemble Vienna with its cafes and music; to what happened in twentieth century Poland to his own relatives; and to stories of his American boyhood. Cohen describes his relationship with Israel as a sort of marriage: one does not always get along but one is faithful.

The Jewish Enemy

The Jewish Enemy

  • Author: Jeffrey HERF
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674038592
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds. According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy. Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, and Otto Dietrich's Press Office translated this fanatical vision into a coherent cautionary narrative, which the Nazi propaganda machine disseminated into the recesses of everyday life. Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall posters that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, the headlines that blared from newsstands. "The Jewish Enemy" is the first extensive study of how anti-Semitism pervaded and shaped Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, and how it pulled together the diverse elements of a delusionary Nazi worldview. Here we find an original and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, as necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe. In an era when both anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories continue to influence world politics, Herf offers a timely reminder of their dangers along with a fresh interpretation of the paranoia underlying the ideology of the Third Reich.

Churchill

Churchill

  • Author: Paul Johnson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101149294
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America” (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career—from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War—and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.

Churchill

Churchill

  • Author: Keith Robbins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131787451X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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Keith Robbins provides an excellent introduction to Winston Churchill's dramatic rise to power and traces the unpredictable way his career moved between triumph and tragedy. Providing a vivid picture of the political landscapes through which he moved, it outlines his career and uncovers what made possible Churchill's leading role in national and world affairs.

Churchill's Empire

Churchill's Empire

The World that Made Him and the World He Made

  • Author: Richard Toye
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330536044
  • Category: History
  • Page: 524
  • View: 3868
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‘I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.’ These notorious words, spoken by Churchill in 1942, encapsulate his image as an imperial die-hard, implacably opposed to colonial freedom – a reputation that has prevailed, and which Churchill willingly embraced to further his policies. Yet, as a youthful minister at the Colonial Office before World War I, his political opponents had seen him as a Little Englander and a danger to the Empire. Placing Churchill in the context of his times and his contemporaries, Richard Toye evaluates his position on key Imperial questions and examines what was conventional about Churchill’s opinions and what was unique. Combining a lightness of touch and entertaining storytelling with expert and insightful analysis, the result is a vivid and dynamic account of a remarkable man and an extraordinary era. 'Wonderfully informative' Daily Telegraph 'Excellent' Spectator ‘Mature, intelligent, thoughtful, judicious’ Washington Times ‘One of Britain's smartest young historians’ Independent