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Reference HO 262/14
Title Anti-semitism: minutes and correspondence.
Former Department Reference 1030
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Social Relations, Information Services and Propaganda
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Social identities and divisions, Political movements and disruption, The black market
Document Types Official Correspondence, Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Baltic States, Bristol, Hendon, London, Manchester, Poland, Soviet Union, United States of America
Organisations British Broadcasting Corporation

Description

A file of documents relating to anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom. Subjects covered in the file include the printing and distribution of anti-Semitic propaganda in Hendon, London; fears of a breach of peace due to the number of Jews living in the area and the involvement of a Nazi-sympathising former internee; the distribution of anti-Semitic pamphlets at the "The Evil We Fight" exhibition in Bristol; and the distribution of anti-Semitic propaganda from the British National Party across the country. Other subjects discussed include criticism by the Board of Deputies of British Jews of anti-Semitism in the press, due to undue emphasis on the Jewish identity of offenders such as black-market profiteers and absentees. Documents in the file include a radio broadcast from Colonel Theodore Roosevelt aimed at fighting anti-Semitism in the United States.

Keywords

absenteeism, administration, black market, business, Communism, discrimination, employment, engineering, fascism, Jews, licensing, local authorities, military operations, nationalism, newspapers, nurses, offences, police, printing, propaganda, prosecution, public morale, publishing, race relations, radio broadcasts, recruitment, religion, retail, skilled labour

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