How Post-war Britain Reflected on the Nazi Persecution and Mass Murder of Europe's Jews: A Reassessment of Early Responses
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...…no trial is a blank page, (Bloxham 2001, vii), each case had been framed and shaped by a range of national and international developments impacting on an evolution of consciousness of ‘the Holocaust’ since 1945 (Yablonka 2004; Weitz 2009; Bialystok 2000; Erwin 2016; Pearce 2008; Cesarani 2010)....
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...News reports and judicial investigations tended to highlight the concentration camps rather than the death camps and tended to gloss over the mass murder of Jews in eastern Europe.5 Furthermore, thanks to the predominance of a liberal-universalist or leh-wing anti-fascist agenda, the identity of the Jews as the chief victims of Nazi racial policy was frequently blurred, while their suffering tended to be subsumed into the plight of other national, ethnic, or religious groups who had suffered Nazi brutality....
...The chapter on 'The Little Death Ships', the rickety vessels that sought to carry 'illegal' Jewish immigrants to Palestine during the war years, directly linked the rise of Jewish terrorism in Palestine to the frustration of attempts by Jews to escape the genocide in Europe.75 Meanwhile the British government tried to involve the United States in solving the dilemma of Palestine....
...In August 1947, after a vicious round of Jewish terrorism against the British and no less ferocious counter-measures, he published in the New Statesman a 'Letter to a Parent of a British Soldier in Palestine' in which he summarised the Jewish case for statehood and reminded readers of what the Jews had experienced in Europe....
...This policy condemned tens of thousands of survivors of the ghettos and camps to languish in Displaced Person's (DP) camps in central Europe....
...and the practical measures taken or contemplated to be taken in 118 JEWISH CULTURE AND HISTORY those countries to enable them to live free from discrimination and oppression and to make estimates of those who wish or will be impelled by their conditions to migrate to Palestine or other countries outside Europe....