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Church, Nation and RaceCatholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England, 1918-45$
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Ulrike Ehret

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079436

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079436.001.0001

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New challenges and lasting legacies

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Church, Nation and Race

Ulrike Ehret

Manchester University Press

Antisemitic images after the First World War were most likely to occur in English Catholic discussions of modern capitalism and socialism, but were not limited to the pure economic and political aspects. Anxieties of a growing Jewish influence and of a parallel decline of English (Christian) culture harboured anti-Jewish sentiments in Catholic publications and organisations. Together with economic antisemitism, the Jewish-Bolshevik stereotype was the most common anti-Jewish remark. Antisemitism had become common and ubiquitous in Bavaria, while it was still seen as a radical form of Jew-hatred in other parts of Germany. Within the spectrum of conservatism, the antisemitism within the Centre Party and Bavarian People's Party (BVP) was neither as hostile nor as coherent as that of the conservative-right, the German National People's Party (DNVP) and those Catholics who joined or sympathised with the German nationalists.

Keywords:   economic antisemitism, Bavaria, conservatism, Centre Party, Bavarian People's Party, German National People's Party, Catholics, Christian, Jew

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