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Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 2002 by means of Frank Cass Publishers

Using available archival resources, a staff of historians demonstrate how a lot the us, Britain, Switzerland and Sweden knew in regards to the Nazi try to homicide all of the Jews of Europe in the course of international battle II.

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20. 86-97;Harold James,The Deutsche 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. Bank and the Nazi EconomicWar AgainsttheJews: The Expropriation ofJewish-OwnedProperty (Cambridge:CambridgeUniversity Press,20(1). ), Switzerlandand the SecondWorld War (London and Portland,OR: Frank Cass,2000). HolocaustEducationalTrust, 'Ex-EnemyJews': The Fate of the Assetsin Britain of Holocaust Victims and Survivors (London: Holocaust Educational Trust, Sept. 1997); Historians LRD, British Policy TowardsEnemyProperty During andAfter the SecondWorld War (London: FCO, April 1998).

LI Two yearslater he heardfrom Germanemigresin Swedenfirsthand reportsabout Nazi brutality. Yet they did not markedly affect his view of the Third Reich. In January 1936, he played host to Charles Lindbergh and his family during their trip to England, remarking neutrally in his diary on Lindbergh's admiration for Germany. By the next time they met, in May 1938, things had 42 Bystandersto the Holocaust changed. Lindbergh was even more closely identified with Nazi Germany and racial thinking, and Nicolson, who was now better informed about such matters, felt uncomfortablewith his guest's embraceof 'Nazi theology'.

During Spring and Summer1944,he sat with Koestleron a committeegatheredaround Chaim Weizmann that tried to persuadethe governmentto take energeticmeasuresto save the Jews of Hungary. l6 To return to the pre-waryears,the next exampleof leadershipis Herbert Henson,the Bishop of Durham. Born into an ecclesiastical family in 1863, Hensondescribedhis own father as a 'bigot'. Mter his ordinationhe was appointedheadof Oxford House, the university settlement in Bethnal Green in the East End of London. His arrival at this centreof social work staffed by Oxford volunteers coincided with the onset of massJewish immigration from Eastern Europe.

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