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By Ulrike Ehret

Church, kingdom and Race compares the worldviews and components that promoted or, certainly, hostile antisemitism among Catholics in Germany and England after the 1st international struggle. As a prequel to books on Hitler, fascism, and genocide, the ebook turns in the direction of principles and attitudes that preceded and formed the ideologies of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Forties. except the lengthy culture of Catholic anti-Jewish prejudices, the booklet discusses new and outdated possible choices to ecu modernity provided by means of Catholics in Germany and England. This ebook is a political heritage of rules that introduces Catholic perspectives of recent society, race, state and the "Jewish question." It indicates to what volume those perspectives have been in a position to tell political and social task. Church, state and Race will curiosity teachers and scholars of antisemitism, ecu background, German, and British history.

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60 In contrast to Germany, where the Catholic social milieu was welded to the Centre Party during the Bismarckian Kulturkampf, the Catholic community in England was quite diverse in its political tastes. While Catholic workers (largely from an Irish background) tended to vote for the Liberal Party (who had promised Irish Home Rule) and later for Labour, the hierarchy, clergy and the old influential Catholic families relied on the Conservatives to safeguard denominational schooling. 61 Considering these handicaps there remained two avenues for promoting Catholic interests in British national politics.

In most Catholic publications examined here, the term ‘race’ was often used to describe the Jews as a nation, or as an ethnic group determined by their culture and history. The term was, however, always used to describe Jews as a separate entity. In the end, a combination between ethnic, religious and racial determinants defined ‘the Jew’ in the eyes of most Catholic authors. 27 Like the authors of the Witness press, these examples from the popular press also saw the Jews as a separate and alien people, but their ‘Jewish question’ was not a ‘racial question’.

416–417). Aspden, Fortress Church, pp. 136, 161–164. On the problem of a Catholic party in England see Hastings, English Christianity, pp. 32, 165; Buchanan; Conway, Political Catholicism, pp. 250–253. For example, in municipal elections in 1906, and a by-election in 1908 the Bishop of Leeds, William Gordon, urged his Catholics to vote against the Liberal candidates. Yet the Catholic vote in Yorkshire 01-ChurchNationRace_001-035 28/11/11 14:32 Page 33 Introduction 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 33 (mostly Irish) remained solidly Liberal.

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