British Jewry and the Holocaust

With a new Introduction

By Richard Bolchover

How did British Jewry respond to the Holocaust, and how prominent was it on the communal agenda? What does this tell us about the values, politics, and fears of the Anglo-Jewish community? This book studies the priorities of that community, as well as the reactions of prominent Jews acting outside any institutional framework, and thereby seeks to analyze the attitudes and philosophies which informed actions. The picture Bolchover paints of how Anglo-Jewry framed its response to events in the context of its perceptions of British society may be seen as having contemporary relevance with regard to the structures, priorities, and perceptions of ethnic communities more generally. For this paperback, the author has added a new Introduction summarizing research in the field since the book's first appearance.


254 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781874774808