Board of Deputies of British Jews. Demonstration of Protest Against Nazi Atrocities. Chairman: The Archbishop of Canterbury. Royal Albert Hall.

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Lot 129
(HOLOCAUST).

Board of Deputies of British Jews. Demonstration of Protest Against Nazi Atrocities. Chairman: The Archbishop of Canterbury. Royal Albert Hall.

pp. 24. Ex-library. Original printed wrappers. 8vo.

(London): 29th October 1942

Est: $600 - $900
PRICE REALIZED $750
“I have been to many public meetings in the Albert Hall, and most of them have been impressive; but in many ways this meeting of protest against the horrors of the Nazi persecution of the Jews was more impressive than any of them. On this occasion there were no flags, no stirring bands and music, no brilliant array of uniforms. Instead - a great bare hall, filled with ordinary men and women in everyday clothes, listening quietly to the protests against Nazi barbarity delivered by the representatives of the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, The Free Churches of Great Britain, by the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, and by the Prime Minister of Poland, General Sikorski. It was a moving and heartening experience to be present at a meeting to which men and women had obviously been drawn, not by any love of pageantry, but by a burning sympathy for the sufferings of a persecuted people, by a deep sense of the dignity of man, and the outrages inflicted on that dignity by Hitler and his Nazi barbarians.” (page 3). Remarkable that a further untold millions of Jews were to be slaughtered by the Germans on the European Continent despite widespread awareness by the Allied countries of such a Holocaust being perpetrated even as early as 1942.