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Does it Count as a Rescue When a Jew Saves a Fellow Jew?
This article explores the relief, rescue, and resistance activities of Rabbi Zalman Schneerson and the Association des Israélites pratiquants (AIP) in Vichy France. The rabbi's prior experience in clandestine activities and spiritual resistance in the Soviet Union served as a training ground for the resistance work he eventually undertook in Vichy. Schneerson and his family were able to shelter, feed, and educate more than eighty children during the war, save at least fifty-three children from deportation, and help smuggle at least thirty-five children to Switzerland. That Schneerson and his family survived and rescued Jewish refugees in Vichy France, a regime that willingly deported nearly half of its foreign Jewish population to death camps, demonstrates that he and his wife Sara were not novices in clandestine work. Indeed, their staunch resistance to Vichy antisemitism was largely a legacy of Hasidic resistance to antisemitism under Soviet rule.
Marc Saperstein, Daniel H. Weiss, Rory Miller, Amanda Golby, Jonathan Romain, and David Janner-Klausner
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The Long-Term Influence of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants on the Reception of German Jews into Great Britain in the 1930s
community created a series of initiatives to support and assist the German Jews as refugees rather than as aliens. In March 1933, the Jewish Refugee Committee, under the auspices of Otto Schiff, the president of the Jews’ Temporary Shelter, was founded. Its
The Failure to Amend Britain’s Immigration Policy, 1942–1943
Lesley Clare Urbach
adding that a rise in the numbers of Jews in the country would risk increased antisemitism. 10 In January 1943, Attlee sent Morrison a draft of a parliamentary statement that he intended to make later that month on Jewish refugees, which included the
Emotions, Brazilian Politics and the German Jewish Émigré Circle in São Paulo, 1933–1957
community in the rapidly transforming Brazilian society and state. 8 His positive approach to his new home country nevertheless collided with a strong negative attitude of the Brazilian government towards Jewish refugees and ‘foreigners’. While Brazil had
History, Memories and Identities
the government of Israel for the first time bring global attention to the issue of these displaced persons by holding a special event at the United Nations. Its purpose was to highlight the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. During the UN
German Rabbis and Their Experiences in Britain 1939–1956
, associations and organisations also provided financial assistance with job placement and training, among them the German-Jewish Aid Committee, later renamed the Jewish Refugee Committee, responsible for the care and support of refugees in Britain. 2
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would have spoken to him most intimately, because it investigates what we can learn from juxtaposing Stanley’s own experience surviving as a Jewish refugee child in Vichy France (in 1934 he and his mother moved to Paris from Vienna) with the experience