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The 43: Story of how UK Jews fought a wave of post-war anti-Semitism to be subject of new TV series | News | Culture | The Independent

25.10.15

The 43: Story of how UK Jews fought a wave of post-war anti-Semitism to be subject of new TV series | News | Culture | The Independent: The group set up quick-reaction “commando” cells of ex-servicemen who were transported to Mosleyite gatherings by friendly London black taxi drivers. The men then used a twin-pronged attack to carve their way to the platform of a meeting and assault the speaker, forcing police to intervene.

Its actions included stake outs of Jewish cemeteries to catch anti-semites engaged in the desecration of graves and raids on the homes of fascists who were warned to cease their activities or face grim consequences.

The group did not gain universal approval among Britain’s Jews. The Board of Deputies feared the militants would be conflated with the activities of extreme Zionists such as Irgun, which was at the time conducting a bloody campaign against British control of then Palestine.


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