Tag Archives: Neville Chamberlain

The Evian Conference and Kristallnacht, 1938

The world was faced by the involuntary migration of hundreds of thousands of destitute German Jews from the Reich in 1938. Roosevelt called an international conference to try to resolve the situation. Roosevelt hoped international outrage at Nazi anti-Semitism would … Continue reading

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Neville Chamberlain: the unsung hero of the battle of Britain

Chamberlain was the towering political figure in Britain in the 1930s. From late 1931 to May 1940 Chamberlain shaped Britain’s domestic and foreign policy. He was tough-minded, adroit and successful. Without Chamberlain’s political courage the battle of Britain would have … Continue reading

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The British Government’s response to the Jewish refugee crisis 1933-9

British governments are not moral beacons when dealing with refugee crises. The current (2015) British government’s toxic position on Syria closely resembles the Jewish refugee crisis of 1933-9. Nazi efforts to make Germany ‘Jew free’ accelerated throughout those years. Despite … Continue reading

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