Fighting the Nazis. Controlling Mandatory Palestine. Managing its citizens and economy back home. These were three simultaneous tasks that shaped Britain’s response to the Holocaust. Was it for better or worse?
In this new 3-part series, we look at some of the exemplary humanitarian relief Britain gave to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution — from Belsen to ‘The Boys’ and from the Kindertransport to Kitchener Camp. We’ll also explore moments where its multiple responsibilities created moral dilemmas — and caused Britain to turn a blind eye. Or worse.
Overall, in its actions before, during and immediately after the Holocaust, will history judge Britain to have been a bystander or an upstander?
Watch the series and decide for yourself.
Event 1: 'Belsen: Britain's Finest Humanitarian Hour?'Thursday 15 April, 6PM
Event 2: 'British Christian Responses to the Holocaust'
Wednesday 5 May, 6PM
Event 3: ‘Britain’s Myths About the Holocaust’
Thursday 20 May, 6PM