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Church, Nation and Race: Catholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England, 1918-45

Ulrike Ehret


This book compares the worldviews and factors that promoted or, indeed, opposed anti-semitism amongst Catholics in Germany and England after the First World War. As a prequel to books on Hitler, fascism and genocide, it turns towards ideas and attitudes that preceded and shaped the ideologies of the 1920s and 1940s. Apart from the long tradition of Catholic anti-Jewish prejudices, the book discusses new and old alternatives to European modernity offered by Catholics in Germany and England. Numerous events in the interwar years provoked anti-Jewish responses among Catholics: the revolutionary e ... More

Keywords: antisemitism, Catholics, anti-Jewish prejudice, European modernity, interwar years, financial scandals, Palestine, Spanish Civil War, fascism, National Socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719079436
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulrike Ehret, author