This book represents comprehensive research into the world's Jewish press during the Second World War and explores its stance in the face of annihilation of the Jewish people by the Nazi regime in Europe. The research is based on the major Jewish newspapers that were published in four countries - Palestine, Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union - and in three languages - Hebrew, Yiddish and English. The Jewish press frequently described the situation of the Jewish people in occupied countries. It urged the Jewish leaders and institutions to act in rescue of their brethren. It protested vigorously against the refusal of the democratic leadership to recognize that the Jewish plight was unique because of the Nazi intention to annihilate Jews as a people. Yosef Gorny argues that the Jewish press was the persistent open national voice fighting on behalf of the Jewish people suffering and perishing under Nazi occupation.
'Gorny's conceptual study refreshingly adds to the serious treatment of the Jewish press, is daring in its comparative analysis, and remarkable for the author's ability to dive into the dense and formidable archives of several newspapers written in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.' Chicago Jewish Star
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 19th February 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.46