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British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New IntroductionWith a New Introduction$
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Richard Bolchover

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774808

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774808.001.0001

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(p.144) Conclusion
British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction

Richard Bolchover

Liverpool University Press

This concluding chapter considers the exceptions to the Anglo-Jewish response to the Holocaust. It first summarises the British Jewish community's socio-political philosophy and demonstrates how it shaped this Jewry's response to the fate of European Jews between 1942 and 1945. From there, the chapter profiles the nonconformists. The first group were socialists. Strictly Orthodox Jewry was another exception to the communal rule. A third group included those few university academics and intellectuals who expressed an abiding interest in Jewish concerns. Other academics merged into the fourth category — the more extreme Jewish nationalists. All of these, as well as many involved in the World Jewish Congress, a body predicated on the idea of a global Jewish unity, were more willing to accept the concept of a supra-national Jewry and of a co-ordinated international Jewish response to crisis. To conclude, the chapter takes a look at the New Zionist Organisation, a nonconformist political institution which was particularly ostracised by the mainstream communal bodies.

Keywords:   Anglo-Jewish response, socialists, Orthodox Jewry, Jewish academics, Jewish intellectuals, Jewish nationalists, Jewish unity, New Zionist Organisation

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