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Nov 02 2001: Sir Martin Gilbert, author of numerous books including, The Jews in the 20th Century: An Illustrated History, talked about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people.
The author said that Churchill was an advocate for Jewish equal rights and an opponent of anti-Semitism.
He also described Churchill’s role in the formation and subsequent developments in the Middle East.
The author said that Churchill kept a vigilant watch on the treatment of the Jews during World War II and attempted several times to mitigate the situation of the Jews under control of the Nazis.
It was Churchill’s suggestion that a refugee camp be established in North Africa for Jewish Europeans fleeing the Nazis.
After the presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. (1 hour)