Menschlichkeit Prevailed

in European Judaism
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  • 1 Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam
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All the pent-up emotions of the hidden child struggling to bridge the twenty miles ditch between a torn continent and the British Isles that fortunately had been spared the experience of extermination came to the fore when I presented to Dr van der Zyl the decision of the students of the Leo Baeck College not to attend classes at the outbreak of the – what was later called – Six Day War. It was in fact an ultimatum not open for debate.