Foreign News: Dark Tide

In Britain, for centuries a bastion of tolerance and hospitable haven for Jews, * anti-Semitism had bloated to disturbing dimensions. Partly it was caused by events in Palestine. But, as before in Europe and in history, Jews were also being made the scapegoats for economic hardships. With increasing frequency, ordinary Britons coupled "spivs" with Jews.

Outbreaks of anti-Semitism were in the news. A Northampton magistrate heard it said that Henry James Cumberpatch, a cinema doorman, "affected by the news from Palestine, took a revolver and went out into the street—quite wrongheadedly —to wreak vengeance upon some innocent Jew." Cumberpatch was charged with...

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