Item 9367. NAZI MASSACRES OF THE JEWS & OTHERS : SOME PRACTICAL PROPOSALS FOR IMMEDIATE RESCUE MADE BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND LORD ROCHESTER IN SPEECHES ON MARCH 23RD 1943 IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

NAZI MASSACRES OF THE JEWS & OTHERS : SOME PRACTICAL PROPOSALS FOR IMMEDIATE RESCUE MADE BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND LORD ROCHESTER IN SPEECHES ON MARCH 23RD 1943 IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

London : Victor Gollancz, 1943. Item #37167

1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [16] pages ; 19 cm. In English. In this historic speech, Temple concludes, “My chief protest is against procrastination of any kind… The Jews are being slaughtered at the rate of tens of thousands a day on many days. We know that what we can do is small compared with the magnitude of the problem, but we cannot rest so long as there is any sense among us that we are not doing all that might be done. We have discussed the matter on the footing we are not responsible for this great evil… but it is always true that the obligations of decent men are decided for them by contingencies which they did not themselves create… We stand at the bar of history, of humanity, and of God. ” Holocaust-era speeches by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Rochester made to the House of Lords outlining ongoing atrocities and calling for the British government to approach the problem of resettling Jewish refugees with more urgency. “William Temple (1881–1944) was a bishop in the Church of England. He served as Bishop of Manchester (1921–29) , Archbishop of York (1929–42) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1942–44) . A renowned teacher and preacher, Temple is perhaps best known for his 1942 book Christianity and Social Order, which set out an Anglican social theology and a vision for what would constitute a just post-war society…. Against the background of persecution of Jewish people during World War II, Temple jointly founded with Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice in Britain. In March 1943, Temple addressed the House of Lords, urging action to be taken on the atrocities being carried out by Nazi Germany. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue. In the US Holocaust Museum rare book collection. Some edgewear. In about very good condition. (HOLO2-130-9).

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