Holocaust and Rescue

Impotent or Indifferent? Anglo-Jewry 1938–1945

  • Pamela Shatzkes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 240-322

About this book


This book challenges the widely held view which condemns as weak and half-hearted Anglo-Jewish efforts on behalf of European Jews during the Nazi period. Anglo-Jewish organizations achieved remarkable successes in the pre-war years, combining their administrative expertise with the financial guarantee of maintenance to accomplish the rescue of over fifty thousand refugees. By tragic contrast, their lack of political and diplomatic experience during wartime rendered them almost entirely incapable of influencing an intransigent government engaged in global war to save Jewish lives.


Austria deportation Europe Holocaust Judaism

Authors and affiliations

  • Pamela Shatzkes
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  1. 1.Department of International HistoryLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42711-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59841-6
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