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The Manchester Quakers and refugees, 1938–1940

and other foreigners’ miles south of Manchester, then in use for residential courses mounted by Professor R.D. Waller, head of the Extra-Mural Department of Manchester University.55 Six refugees, described in the QRC’s minutes as ‘Czechs’, but in fact German political exiles brought to London from Prague by the Czech Trust Fund, arrived at the Guildhouse on 19 December 1938.56 This also marked the beginning of the QRC’s contacts with the Manchester branch of the National Council of Women (NCW), which since November had begun to interest itself in ‘Czech’ refugees

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The ‘defending democracy’ in Israel – a framework of analysis

parties listed as constitutionally hostile. Although these steps in most cases receive constitutional endorsement and judiciary review, criticism has been aimed chiefly at the fact that employing undercover police against citizens may cause grave harm to the same liberties purportedly upheld by the democracy. For a more in-depth discussion, see Gillian More, ‘Undercover Surveillance of the Republikaner Party: Protecting a Militant Democracy or Discrediting a Political Rival?’, German Politics, 3:2 (1994), pp 284–92. 17 See, for example, László

in The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence
From the ‘militant’ to an ‘immunised’ route?

. 17 Anon., ‘First Vote in Germany: To Ban an Extreme Right-Wing Party’, Ha’aretz, 27 October 2000. 18 Gillian More, ‘Undercover Surveillance of the [German] Republikaner Party: Protecting a Militant Democracy or Discrediting a Political Rival?’, German Politics, 3:2 (1994), pp. 284–92. 19 NPD website: 20 It should be mentioned that in Israel, the Socialist Party, an Arab left-wing party, was banned in 1965 without specific legal

in The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

THE DEBATE ON THE CRUSADES the travel arrangements were made – demonstrated the availability of the crusades for German political exploitation. At Jerusalem he postured as a pilgrim and patron of Christian ecumenism in the Holy Land while parading into the city on his white horse as some latter-day holy warrior. At Damascus, by contrast, he laid a bronze wreath on the tomb of Saladin, von Sybel’s ‘born ruler’, bearing the legend ‘from one great emperor to another’.22 It is hard to see that any of these roles endeared him to his Turkish hosts. Whatever the

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Manchester and the Basque children of 1937

handful of Basque children not repatriated found a home with Communist families.240 This may partly have been an act of selfdenial to allow space for action by the anti-Communist Catholic Church. It may also have to do with the party’s lack of adequate numbers and resources. But it is also tempting to interpret inaction as part of the CPGB’s preference, their support for the Spanish Republic apart, for propaganda over action. There are hints of the party’s help for German political refugees at this early period. The wife of the Manchester International Brigader, George

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postwar Germany was not medieval Europe and their ‘solution’ was not encouraged by the German hierarchy or the Centre Party, who accepted Jewish emancipation as a fait accompli. Within 04-ChurchNationRace_118-177 28/11/11 14:42 Page 143 The Catholic right, political Catholicism and radicalism 143 the spectrum of German politics it was only the völkisch movement, the DNVP and ultimately the NSDAP that promised to deliver the hoped-for national union and an energetic approach to their ‘Jewish question’. England: Distributism The Distributist League was founded in

in Church, nation and race

were portrayed negatively but the immediate context of anti-Jewish comments and their form. Like Anthony Kauders in his book German Politics and the Jews the following description puts context before numbers, preferring qualitative analysis over bald quantitative statistics.2 England Up to the beginning of the twentieth century Catholic media usually fulfilled one main task. They were primarily designed to supplement a national media which either ignored Catholic news, or stood for principles that ran contrary to the Church’s mission and claim. 02-ChurchNationRace

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–238, 234–237. Anthony Kauders, German Politics and the Jews. Düsseldorf and Nuremberg, 1910–1933, Oxford, 1996; Oded Heilbronner, ‘The Role 01-ChurchNationRace_001-035 28/11/11 14:32 Page 31 Introduction 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 31 of Nazi Antisemitism in the Nazi Party’s Activity and Propaganda. A Regional Historiographical Study’, Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, 35 (1990), 397–439. Kushner, Persistence, p. 79, p. 81; Colin Holmes, Antisemitism in British Society 1876–1939, London, 1979, p. 204; Geoffrey Field, ‘Antisemitism with the Boots off’, in Hostages

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